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75 Years Ago Today – Dec. 5 1942 – over 2,000 women were selected to die

One of the saddest days in history of women in Auschwitz was the first day of Channukah–Dec 5, 1942–a Saturday.  Edith (#1970) remembers the date because her sister died that day in Block 25, the infamous “infirmary” block that no … Continue reading

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75 Years Ago Today #Holocaust: Aug.1-3 1942, 5,000 men, women and children are gassed in Auschwitz.

These people are from Bedzin (or Bendsburg) in Poland. “At the start of the war, the Jewish population of Bedzin was about 27,000.  The Germans’ occupied Bedzin on September 4, 1939, and renamed it Bendsburg.  A Judenrat was established in … Continue reading

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75 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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AUSCHWITZ TAUGHT ME NOT DISCARD OR BREAD CRUMBS – Interview with 93-year-old Woman on First Transport

OSWIECIM TAUGHT ME NOT DISCARD OR BREAD CRUMBS An interview with Edita Grosmanová nee Friedmann, who was born in 1924 in Humenne, Slovakia. She is 93 years old and was on the first transport to Auschwitz on 25 March 1942 … Continue reading

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