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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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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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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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Short History of Slovak Trains & the First Mass Jewish Transport to Auschwitz

On the 70th Anniversary of the First Mass Transport of Jews to Auschwitz, we retraced their journey from Poprad, Slovakia to Poland. The Zilini junction was the last stop for those women in Slovakia, and here we too paused and … Continue reading

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