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[Thread] For #HolocaustRemembranceDay, #YomHashoah2019, #HolocaustRemembranceWeek

Perhaps my greatest inspiration from the #Holocaust: Janusz Korczak. Learn more below.
Janusz Korczak (the pen name of Henryk Goldszmit) was a Jew born in 1878 in Warsaw. He earned his medical degree in pediatrics from @UniWarszawski and was renowned for his work with children, particularly in establishing orphanages. This is one of his orphanages, Krochmalna St.
His love for children was recounted by one of his former students.
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In memory of my father Rene Salomon van der Velde and those in my family who suffered, were tormented, tortured and murdered, and who were forever silenced I vow to #NeverForget and to never be silent in the face of hate. #HolocaustRemembranceDay 🕊️
2. My great Opa Salomon van der Kaars. My father remembered him fondly. He said Salomon would take the train to visit the family on weekends and would always bring him balloon and a cake from the bakery near the station. He was murdered April 04, 1943 . #HolocaustRemembranceDay
3. These are my Opa and Oma Betje Akker and Emmanuel van der Velde. He was a butcher and cantor. They were transported in a cattle car and murdered in Sobibor extermination camp July 2 1943. #HolocaustRemembranceDay
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Since it’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, this is a good place to start. In my country of birth, 9/10 of Jewish people was murdered. I’m lucky to have been born, but it almost didn’t happen - my grandfather was lined up and shot execution style by Nazis, but miraculously survived.
Overall, 2/3 of Jews in Europe were murdered — 6 million people in just a few short years. There are still fewer Jewish people alive today than there were pre-Holocaust.
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It’s #HolocaustRemembranceDay today. I’ve met a number of Holocaust survivors over the years & there are not many left.

I was recently gifted the opportunity to meet/listen to David Wiener, originally from Łódź Poland survivor of both the Warsaw Ghetto and Auschwitz, speak.

I didn’t record him as few would understand his accent, but I took notes and received his permission to publish.

These are his thoughts as he spoke, some of which I’d never heard before and were shocking.

This matters as much now as it did in 1944.

Please share this thread so his memory will not be lost.

“No one believed they would kill us.”

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6. Holocaust in Yemen caused by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, US, France, UK, Canada, Australia,Germany
#Yemen #CrimesAgainstHumanity #WarCrime #Holocaust #YemenCantWait #YemenHolocaust #WorldHypocrisy
1. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, UK,France, Canada, Australia,Germany,Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, 🤨👇🏼…
2. Holocaust in Yemen caused by US, UK,France, Canada, Australia,Germany,Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Senegal, Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Morocco, 🤨👇🏼…
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Many don't consider what happened to Holocaust survivors after camps were liberated, especially the thousands of orphaned children that had survived.

In 1945, 732 of them were brought to the UK to recuperate and begin a new life.

#HolocaustMemorialDay #HolocaustRemembranceDay
The 732 child survivors were brought to the UK by the Central British fund, now @WJRelief, who also organised the Kindertransport scheme.

The CBF lobbied the government, who agreed to grant the children two year visas provided not a cent was spent on them

Money to care for the child survivors was raised privately, largely by the Jewish community.

The 732 children, of whom only 80 were girls, were sent to hostels around the UK. Their story is the forgotten final chapter of the Kindertransport scheme.

#HolocaustRemembranceDay #HMD
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NT! Today is #HolocaustRemembranceDay, a day set up by the UN to remember the horrors perpetrated upon the Jews, and others, by the Nazi regime in Germany. This date was chosen as it was the date the last concentration camp ...
Auschwitz-Birkenau, was liberated (by the Soviets) in 1945. With the end of WWII, and the birth of the nation of Israel, there was hope that at long last, the Jews were safe from tyranny, and that anti-Semitism was finally at an end.
That, however, is definitely not the case, as anti-Semitism never died, it simply went "underground" for many years, quietly festering, with the occasional eruption here and there, which were quickly and rightly condemned, and thought ...
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Today, #HolocaustRemembranceDay, marks the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. A small #thread on some of the most important photographs to bear witness to this atrocity 👇🏼
These photographs were taken by a member of the Sonderkommando and smuggled out in a tube of toothpaste by the Polish resistance. They belong to the @AuschwitzMuseum (there should be a 4th image, but I couldn't find it this morning).
Georges Didi-Huberman describes this process in detail in his book, 'Images in Spite of All.' If you happen to be a French speaker, I would recommend this book en Francais, as it was originally written.
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This is my grandfather, Murray Goldfinger. The tattoo, 161108, was given to him at Birkenau.

He's 91 and his health is failing. He told his tale of survival for 65 years. Now, I've taken the responsibility.

One part of his story always gets a big reaction from students.
January 1945. Murray (born Monek) was on The Death March west from Birkenau as Russian soldiers advanced from the east.

He was tired, cold, and hungry. He saw something in the air, descending towards him.

It hit him in the chest, and he caught it.

A 2-lb piece of roast beef.
Monek was shocked. He looked around. Nobody had noticed, so he stuffed it under his shirt.

Over the next two days, he tore small pieces and ate them on the sly.

When I told the story to a group of eighth graders today, they all laughed.

"Was it a gift from Heaven?" I asked.
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1. I’m going to try and tell this story without crying, something I have failed to do every time I think about this story, which is often.
2. 9 years ago, during his first year in office and one of his first international trips, @BarackObama visited the Buchenwald concentration camp. One of my closest friends and universally loved White House staffer @joshualipsky asked if he could be on the advance team.
3. Josh’s grandmother was sent to Auschwitz because she was too injured to work, having been brutally beaten by SS guards for singing one day. Her train broke down and she was sent to another camp, where at the infirmary, she met Josh’s grandfather.
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In honor of #HolocaustRemembranceDay, here’s a thread w/ some beautiful quotes from Anne Frank — just one of the millions of dazzling lights snuffed out by the Nazis.

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

— Anne Frank
“I've learned one thing: you only really get to know a person after a fight. Only then can you judge their true character!”

— Anne Frank

“If I read a book that impresses me, I have to take myself firmly by the hand, before I mix with other people; otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.”

— Anne Frank

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1/ Look at these faces.

The clothes are a little different from ours. But they're not that different from us.

It's a mother and father. Aunt and uncle. Brothers and sisters.

It was the last photo they'd take together before they were all sent to concentration camps.
2/ Some of them perished. Others lived.

My grandmother was the girl in the top row. She and my three other grandparents all survived the camps.

On this #InternationalHolocaustRemembranceDay, I remember them.

And I give thanks that I was born in a land of freedom.
3/ But on #HolocaustRemembranceDay 2018, I'm thinking of others as well.

I'm thinking of a President who calls Neo-Nazis "very fine people."

Of politicians in both parties who seek to ban refugees fleeing death merely because of their religion.
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1/ Upon the rise of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Party (the Nazi Party) in Germany, gay men and, to a...
2/ ...lesser extent, lesbians, were two of the numerous groups targeted by the Nazis and were ultimately among Holocaust victims....
3/ ...Beginning in 1933, gay organizations were banned, scholarly books about homosexuality, and sexuality in general, (such as those...
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