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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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From Founding Director, The Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights,

Thank you so much for sharing this moving testimony about your recent trip to  Auschwitz to commemorate the women’s transport to Auschwitz.  For some reason, I was particularly touched by your description of the flower wreath that you placed there.  … Continue reading

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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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Jan 7, 1942 – 294 days in Auschwitz #Holocaust 2,000 Jews arrive from Augustow ghetto

296 men are registered with the numbers 85525-85820; 215 women are registered with numbers #28069-28283. Approximately, 1489 people are killed in the gas. On this same day “The Commandant’s Office receives the WVHA travel permit for a truck to Dessau … Continue reading

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