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Jozef & Wiktoria Ulma risked their lives to help Jews during the #Holocaust. On March 1944 the German police discovered the Jews in hiding.

The Jewish family was shot, as was the entire Ulma family - parents & 6 children. Wiktoria was 7 months pregnant. 1/14
March 24 - the anniversary of the murder of the Ulma family - is today in Poland the National Day of Remembrance of Poles who saved Jews during German occupiation. See this thread to learn 11 stories of #Righteous linked with #Auschwitz. 2/14
#Auschwitz prisoner Jerzy Radwanek helped many Jews in the camp. jfr.org/rescuer-storie… 3/14
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March 6 - The European day of the Righteous | See this thread to learn 11 stories of Righteous Among the Nations recognized by @yadvashem linked with the history of the German Nazi #Auschwitz camp. 1/13
#Auschwitz prisoner Jerzy Radwanek helped many Jews in the camp. jfr.org/rescuer-storie… 2/13
Former #Auschwitz prisoners Władysław Bartoszewski and Zofia Kossak-Szczucka were honoured for their work in "Żegota" - the Polish Council to Aid Jews en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%BBego… 3/13
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O #aborto é o mais #cruel e #covarde dos #assassinatos, a vítima é totalmente indefesa. O governador do Estado de Nova York #AndrewCuomo e dep. estaduais aprovaram(e comemoraram) uma lei que permite o aborto horas,minutos antes ou DURANTE o nascimento de uma criança. #Perverso
#AndrewCuomo, governador do Estado de Nova York EUA se diz católico mas a lei aprovada por ele (comemorou depois) é de uma perversidade inimaginável, e a comparo com os atos do #monstro #nazista #JosefMengele, médico que fazia “experimentos” perversos e mortais em #Auschwitz.
Ando horrorizada com os requintes de perversidade da lei #ReproductiveHealthAct aprovada pelo governador #AndrewCuomo (Estado de Nova York EUA) e por isto, como mãe e católica me junto aos milhares de católicos que pedem a excomunhão #excommunicateCuomo dele. #AbortoÉAssassinato
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Labour Against the Witchhunt wouldn't even report a Nazi.

LAW have welcomed former MP Jim Sheridan's reinstatement by the party. He was suspended last summer over an #antisemitic statement he posted on Facebook. But LAW don't accept he did anything wrong in the first place. /1
When Labour members err, there ought to be opportunity for them to learn from the experience and make amends. But comrade Sheridan's statement after his suspension was lifted suggested his only regret was getting caught and he appeared to blame those who complained about him. /2
Let's recall what got him into trouble: Sheridan declared he had lost respect and empathy for an entire ethnic group - "the Jewish community" - due to events in @UKLabour. The #Holocaust, pogroms and persecution no longer moved him because of "their Blairite plotters". /3
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After WW2 it was stated 4 million people perished at Auschwitz, a stone plaque was put in place

Around 1990 this total was revised to just over 1.5 million & plaque was changed

Yet if you merely question overall total you can go to jail 🤷‍♂️

#HolocaustMemorialDay #Auschwitz
After WW2 it was stated that over 2.7 million people had perished at Treblinka

Today the official estimate for those that died in the camp is in the region of 700,000

A human tragedy no question but again if you question the discrepancy you can be jailed all across Europe 🤷‍♂️
1944 when Majdanek was liberated Soviets stated 1.7 million had died there

At Nuremberg number was stated as 1.5 million

2005, Majdanek Museum announced that Lublin scholar Tomasz Kranz had established 78,000 were killed at the camp

A 95% reduction 🤷‍♂️

scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Majdane…
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1/ #GiornodellaMemoria #Giornatadellamemoria #GiornodellaMemoria2019

Il campo di sterminio nazista di #Auschwitz.

📷 Credits: Alfredo Rapetti. In caso di utilizzo si prega citare l'autore.
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Il campo di sterminio nazista di #Auschwitz.

📷 Credits: Alfredo Rapetti. In caso di utilizzo si prega citare l'autore.
3/ #GiornodellaMemoria #Giornatadellamemoria #GiornodellaMemoria2019

Il campo di sterminio nazista di #Auschwitz.

📷 Credits: Alfredo Rapetti. In caso di utilizzo si prega citare l'autore.
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My grand dad escaped Hungary while his family got deported to #Auschwitz.
Then he entered in the Légion étrangère in France and burnt his ID mentioning JEW, got new one where he lied about the religion, and changed his name from Tivadar Kántor to Théodore Kantor. 1/4
This thread shows a picture of his Czech maternal family Neumann with his mother Bertha, all men gone.
She sent her son away to protect him. She rescued a dozen of Jews by hiding them in her business basement. 2/4
My grand mother got expelled from home Alsace in France because she was not German enough.
In her refugee camp in Lyon, French citizens complained that they would have more food without all those refugees. 3/4
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8 January 1942 | 60 Poles - including 4 Jews - deported to the camp by Sipo u. SD in Cracow arrived at #Auschwitz from Montelupich Prison. Among them was Adam Kopyciński, who in May 1944 became the conductor of the camp orchestra. 1/4
Adam Kopyciński was born on August 5, 1907 in Osielec Podhalański. The Germans arrested him in Cracow on August 6, 1941. In Auschwitz, he was registered as number 25294. He became a member of the camp orchestra, where he played the piano and the lyre.
At the same time, like other prisoners of the orchestra, he was employed in various work units at the main camp - he worked as a street sweeper, and then in a potato peeling room & package post office.
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1/ Dopo quello più famoso, ma alquanto dimenticato, contro i #criminali di guerra che avevan cospirato contro la #Pace (come ha fatto anche #Blair) e ordinato lo #Sterminio, si tennero altri 12 #Processi di #Norimberga, 3 dei quali contro i capitalisti industriali tedeschi
2/ I tre processi furono tenuti non dal tribunale internazionale (IMT) istituito per il primo, ma davanti a tribunali degli #USA, e sono noti come processo #flickr, processo #IGFarben e processo #Krupp.
NB L'IMT tenne altri processi, come quello contro le SS.

Gli imputati Krupp:
3/ In generale, i capi di imputazione nei tre processi furono:
1 Cospirazione contro la Pace
2 Crimini di guerra e contro l'Umanità per il saccheggio dei Paesi occupati
3 Riduzione in schiavitù di milioni di persone, prigionieri e civili e loro maltrattamento, tortura e uccisione
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28 de julio de 1941: Llega a #Auschwitz una comisión especial para seleccionar a reclusos en el.marco del "Programa de #Euthanasia" para enfermos incurables, ampliado en 1940 para abarcar a judíos y en 1941 a reclusos de campos de concentración. 1/3
El Comité inspecciona a minusválidos, personas con defectos físicos y a enfermos incurables que fueron elegidos por la administración del campo con el pretexto dectrasladarles a otro campo en el que el trabajo fuera más fácil. Eligen a 573 reclusos, la mayoría polacos. 2/3
Añadieron al grupo a otros dos reclusos que eran criminales alemanes. 575 reclusos fueron enviados a #Sonnenstein. Los reclusos fueron gaseados en una sala en la que se introdujo monóxido de carbono por las duchas. 3/3
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28 July 1941 | A special commission arrived at #Auschwitz to select prisoners within the framework of the "#Euthanasia Program" for the incurably ill, extended in 1940 to Jews and in the middle of 1941 to prisoners of concentration camps. 1/3
The committee inspected all invalids, cripples and incurably ill who had been chosen by the camp administration under the pretext of transferring them to another camp for easier work. 573 prisoners, most of them Poles, were chosen. 2/3
Two more German criminal prisoners were added to the group. 575 prisoners were sent to #Sonnenstein. The prisoners were gassed in a room where carbon monoxide was introduced through the showerheads. 3/3
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16 April 1947 | SS-Obersturmbannführer Rudolf Höss, the first commandant of the German #Auschwitz camp was hanged after he was sentenced to death by the Supreme National Tribunal in Warsaw. [Thread - 1/9]
Rudolf Höss was born in Baden-Baden on 25 November 1901. He joined the Nazi Party in 1922 and the SS in 1934. He started his career in Dachau in December 1934, then he worked in KL Sachsenhausen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_Hö… 2/9
In May 1940 Rudolf Höss was appointed by Heinrich Himmler as the commandant of a new concentration camp created in occupied Polish territory annexed to the Third Reich - Auschwitz. 3/9
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A crazy week deserves a break. These stories show that decency, caring and speaking truth to power also happened this week, and sometimes justice just did prevail. Welcome to #Recharge. Image: Sunrise & salty mist by J.K. Putnam @AcadiaNPS 👇🏽 /1 #Maine
Another Victory: With hundreds of teachers chanting, Kentucky lawmakers overturned a GOP governor’s veto on Friday to increase spending on public education apnews.com/5fe98a38b7d44c… #Recharge /2
“You didn’t know that I jumped off the train?” Childhood friends, he was 10; she was 13. Her family escaped west to freedom. The Nazis sent his to #Auschwitz . 76 years later, they reunited in L.A. ... apnews.com/a082dcb6255f4e… #Holocaust /3
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March 24 - the anniversary of the murder of the Ulma family executed in 1944 for hiding Jews - is today in Poland the National Day of Remembrance of Poles who saved Jews during German occupiation. See this thread to learn 11 stories of Righteous linked with #Auschwitz. 1/13
#Auschwitz prisoner Jerzy Radwanek helped many Jews in the camp. jfr.org/rescuer-storie… 2/13
Former #Auschwitz prisoners Władysław Bartoszewski and Zofia Kossak-Szczucka were honoured for their work in "Żegota" - the Polish Council to Aid Jews en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%BBego… 3/13
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12 March 1943 | 14-year old Polish girl Czesława Kwoka (camp no. 26947) was murdered in #Auschwitz with a phenol injection into the heart. She was deported by Germans from Zamość region as part of their plan of creating „living space” in the east. [a thread - 1/4]
According to the testimony of a survivor Wilhelm Brasse, who took the registration picture of Czesława Kwoka, just before it was taken, the girl was beaten by one of the guards. In the picture you can see the cut in her lip. 2/4
Czesława Kwoka was born on 15 August 1928 in Wólka Złojecka, a village in Zamość region. She arrived at #Auschwitz on 13 December 1942 in a transport of 318 women. Her mother Katarzyna was also deported. She received number 26949 & perished in the camp on 18 February 1943. 3/4
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