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The Windermere Children
#JewishHistory
#Holocaust
#TheWindermereChildren
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Approximately 90% of Europe's Jewish children were murdered during the Holocaust. Many of the approximately 150,000 child survivors under the age of 18 were orphans by the end of the war, many, the only survivors of their families. /2
Theresienstadt concentration camp had several purposes, but one of the main ones was to exist as a propoganda exercise: to conceal what the Nazis were really doing to deportees. It was a decoy, a holding pen. /3
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I’m an avid history geek 🤓 and I got this idea from @GippersChutzpah!
My follower count is currently stuck in the mid ages. I’ll tweet some Jewish history milestones from along the years, according to my follower count. So come on, I’m 4 followers short of the first story...
On 13/12/1204, Moshe Ben Maimon AKA #Maimonides (Greek) and Ha’Rambam (Hebrew), died at 69 in Egypt.
A Philosopher, Physician, Astronomer and one of most important #Jewish Scholars of all times.
Buried in Tiberias @Israel, upon final request to be buried in the ancient homeland
WOW! 3 followers away from yet another milestone of #JewishHistory!
So far we learned about some pogroms 😠(1171 France, 1190 England) and Maïmōnídēs dying 😢(1204 Egypt).
JewishHistory is filled with sorrow and darkness but it gets better in the 2nd half of the 20th century 😉
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