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20 Feb 1943 – 75 Yrs Ago Today in Auschwitz #Holocaust History – The children of two Jewish scientists are registered in camp

This is a follow up to the Feb 7 blog post: “Dr. Bernard Umschweif’s son, Karol, born on Sept 4, 1937, is assigned No. 103796, and Dr. Jakob Seeman’s son, Bronek, born on Dec. 12, 1932, receives the number 103797. … Continue reading

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#Holocaust Remembrance Day – “The message of Auschwitz is so much larger than the horror, the horror

On this day in 1945 at 9:00am, the first Russian soldier of the 100th Infantry Division of the 106th Corps arrives in Monowitz (one of the camps connected to the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex). Of the 850 sick prisoners in Monowitz infirmary … Continue reading

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75 Years Ago Today – Oswiecim, Poland and Auschwitz

What was it like three days before the Russians arrived to liberate Auschwitz and the town of Oswiecim from the occupation of Nazi-Germany? We know that as the Russian front neared, the fighting neared too. The Wehrmacht was shooting prisoners … Continue reading

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75 Years Ago Today – January 21, 1945 – Before Liberation of Auschwitz

DEATH MARCH: The residents of Polish towns through which the prisoners are marched recover the corpses of 1,101 male and female prisoners, and bury them in 29 mass graves along the route (see Friday’s “vlog” as we retrace this route … Continue reading

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