Monthly Archives: April 2012

70 Years Ago – April 27, 1942 in Holocaust History

The first transport of Female Political Prisoners arrived in Auschwitz. There are 128 women and they receive #s 6784-6910. They are disinfected, given striped summer clothes, dirty underwear, and wooden shoes and like Rena left in Block 5 with no … Continue reading

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70 Years Ago – April 25, 1942 in in Auschwitz & Holocaust History

The rest of the artists arrested in Krakow at the Krakow Artists Cafe arrive in camp and are given the #s 33091-33190 (by August 15, 1942, only 23 of these men are still alive; within 16 weeks 419 men die.) … Continue reading

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70 Years Ago – April 24, 1942 – in Auschwitz Holocaust History

98 prisoners–all artists from Krakow receive the #s 32489-32586. (Keep in mind that men receive higher numbers because Auschwitz had been accepting prisoners since June 14, 1940. The first Polish inmates were mostly arrested trying to escape Poland to rejoin … Continue reading

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Rena “was on the first Jewish transport to Auschwitz and describes in this account the constant struggle for survival in the camp. She soon learns there were no guarantees. Rena’s motivation came strongly from a promise to her parents to … Continue reading

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