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75 Years Ago Today – Dec 14, 1942 – 263 Days in Auschwitz #Holocaust On this last night of Hanukkah let us

light candles to light the world and remember that our light can alleviate the darkness but only if we commit to living lives free of hatred, which serves no purpose. 70 years ago today, hatred, racism and prejudice reigned : … 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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YOM KIPPUR 2014 – May Your Fast be Easy – אולי המהיר שלך יהיה קל

In 1942, Rena (#1716) had been in Auschwitz for 180 days. She and her sister and many of the other Jewish prisoners chose to fast this first year: “Somehow we figure out how many Sundays we have been in camp … Continue reading

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