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Eve of 72nd Anniversary of First Women in Auschwitz – 24 March, 1942 #WOMENSHISTORYMONTH

On the night of March 24, 1942, 999 Young Jewish Women were either on their way to Poprad Slovakia already on the First Mass Transport to be registered in Auschwitz or they were spending their last night as home with … Continue reading

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175th Day in Auschwitz – 961 to go… Sept 23, 1942: 641 French men, women & children are killed in gas chambers

In addition to this transport from Pithiviers, France, a transport from Slovakia also arrived on Sept 23, 1942. The numbers killed of Slovakian Jews was not recorded, however; the only record of the transport is the number who were registered: … Continue reading

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Holocaust History: the names of the women from the 1st and 2nd Transports to Auschwitz, in Auschwitz

We weren’t sure where we were going to do our vigil. We were tired. Overwhelmed suddenly by all we had done and still had to do and the afternoon was waning. I remembered how Rena collapsed outside of Birkenau, when … Continue reading

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#HolocaustRemembranceDay – Block Ten, where Rena #1716 Auschwitz Stayed

We were allowed into parts of Auschwitz that are not part of regular traffic. This was Rena’s first block. I can’t believe I am standing in the room where she first slept. The room where she made the promise to … Continue reading

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