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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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The 2nd Mass Registered Transport arrived in Auschwitz 72 Years Ago Today.

We left Bratislava, Slovakia, in the morning and headed for Poprad to commemorate the 1st Registered Transport of Jews to Auschwitz. However, our stop in Bratislava was of equal import because this is the city and region of Slovakia that … Continue reading

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