70 Yrs Ago Today – May 21, 1942 in Auschwitz / Holocaust Rena (#1716) had been in Auschwitz for 2 months. The weather on this day was 12 degrees centigrade and rainy “114 prisoners and one Russian POW die in Auschwitz-Birkenau” (Czech 170).
Early on in her internment Rena and Danka saw Tolek, who helped she and her sister escape from Poland to Slovakia and was fighting in the underground appeared in camp. He had been beaten and looked half starved. Rena and Danka share their bread with him.