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Look at the photo carefully. The face of a Polish girl dressed in the camp’s striped uniform is symbolic of Nazi policy towards children whose lives were considered unnecessary.…
#HolocaustGedenktag #Holocaust #HolocaustMemorialDay #HolocaustRemembranceDay
The German Generalplan Ost was created on the basis of the assumption that  a “living space” (“Lebensraum”) in the territories of Central and Eastern Europe was necessary for Nazi Germany’s development.

In practice, this meant the displacement of the native Polish population from those areas where German and (secondly) Ukrainian settlers had been introduced. In line with Heinrich Himmler’s intentions, the first resettlement took place in the Zamość region.

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On this #HolocaustRemembranceDay please know that ‘border security’ means pushing refugees back to harm and death, & putting them in detention camps where they are called by their ‘alien number’ rather than their names. #NeverAgainIsNow
Asylum was created after the holocaust, to ensure that people fleeing persecution had the right to cross borders and ask for protection. By closing our borders to refugees, we dishonor the memories of those killed in concentration camps after being turned away from our borders
Every time you believe or ignore hateful anti-immigrant, anti-LGBTQ, and anti-Black/Indigenous rhetoric, we are one step closer to fascism that will result in death and exclusion of these vilified groups. This isn’t hyperbole, we can already see increased violence fueled by hate
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Der #HolocaustRemembranceDay wurde auf den Tag der Befreiung von #Auschwitz gelegt. Die Konzentration des Gedenkens auf das "industrielle Morden" in den Todeslagern hat allerdings die Vorstellung befördert, der Judenmord sei eine Angelegenheit gewesen, die von einer relativ
kleinen Gruppe SS-Leute streng abgeschirmt durchgeführt worden sei. Doch sind v.a. im Baltikum, Belarus und der #Ukraine ca 2,5 Millionen Jüdinnen und Juden gewissermaßen in grausiger Handarbeit umgebracht worden - unter Beteiligung deutscher Polizisten, Wehrmachtssoldaten und
Angehörigen der deutschen Besatzungsbehörden. Wenn Gettos "liquidiert" wurden, standen z.B. häufig Gebietskommissare dabei und kontrollierten die Quoten der zu Ermordenden.
Dieser "Holocaust durch Kugeln" war vielfach Gesprächsstoff, anfangs waren die Massaker ein blutiges
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Today is the international holocaust remembrance day. Exactly today 78 years ago my grandmother (Sarah) and grandfather (Albert) were freed from Auschwitz, where they lost their parents, aunts, uncles, 3 sisters and an infant child, my uncle Wolf. All murdered by the Nazis /1
When my father was born 5 years later, my grandparents named him Heinrich Wolf so that his murdered brother would be commemorated in his own name. My father died in 2016 & when my son Noam was born we decided to continue this tradition & give him the second name Wolf as well. /2
I think remembering the holocaust is important for all mankind, it needs to be a lesson for all of us about fascism, cruelty, de-humanisation and what it means to be human. I always use this day to tell my students about my family during the holocaust. Hoping it has an effect /3
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#OnThisDay: Heute vor 78 Jahren, am 27. Januar 1945, erreichte die Rote Armee Auschwitz-Birkenau. Es war das größte Konzentrations- und Vernichtungslager der Nazis, über 1,1 Millionen Menschen wurden hier ermordet. (1/7)
„Was ich dort gesehen und gefilmt habe, war das Schrecklichste, was ich während des Krieges je gesehen und aufgenommen habe“, erinnerte sich der Rotarmist Alexander Woronzow später. (2/7)
Die SS hatte vor der Befreiung durch die Rote Armee fast 60.000 Lagerinsassen auf Todesmärsche getrieben, Akten über ihre Verbrechen zerstört und noch bis zum 25.1. systematische Massaker an den verbliebenen Häftlingen verübt. (3/7)
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80 jaar na de oorlog vervaagt bij een deel van de samenleving de herinnering aan de moord en genocide van de Nazi's.
6 miljoen Joden werden vermoord. 500.000 Sinti en Roma werden uitgeroeid.
Op #HolocaustMemorialDay staan wij opnieuw stil bij deze genocide.
In tal van kampen.
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In het vernietigingskamp #Belzec werden 434.508 Joden vermoord. Exact gedocumenteerd. Image
In #Treblinka werden 713.000 tot 1,1 miljoen personen om het leven gebracht. Image
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#HolocaustMemorialDay - #WeRemember
In der Stadt #Passau wurden, trotz vieler Opfer, bisher erst drei Gruppen Stolpersteine von Gunter Demnig verlegt.
In dieser Kurzserie soll - viel zu kurz - die Geschichte der der Familien Pick, Grünebaum und Burian erzählt werden.
🧵⬇️ Foto des Mahnmal für die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus an d
Aber auch einige Rahmenbedingungen dürfen nicht fehlen, weswegen zuerst die Umstände beleuchtet werden.

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Seit dem 10. Jahrhundert sind jüdische Spuren in Passau nachweisbar, im 14. Jahrhundert gab es eine Synagoge.
Auch in Passau gab es im 15. Jhd. judenfeindliche Haßreden des Dompredigers und einen sog. "Hostienfrevel".
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Adolf Eichmann would perhaps never have been captured if it weren't for the man in this grainy photograph, a blind refugee named Lothar Hermann.
Hermann was born in Germany to a Jewish father and Christian mother & sent to Dachau in '35
for anti-Nazi activities. Photo of Lothar Hermann reprinted in the Israeli newspaper HArgentinian Mercedes Benz identification card for "Rica
He was violently beaten by the Gestapo and would later go blind as a result of his treatment there. He survived Dachau and was able to flee Germany following Kristallnacht, heading to Argentina.
In the 1950s, his daughter Sylvia began dating someone named Klaus Eichmann.
Though Adolf Eichmann, one of the most sought-after Nazi war criminals, was living in hiding under the alias "Ricardo Klement", his son – a raging anti-Semite who openly lamented that the Nazis hadn’t succeeded in murdering all of the Jews – used his father's actual last name.
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We just commemorated #HolocaustRemembranceDay and now everyone is talking about the moron with the Nazi flag at the #OttawaConvoy. So many people have claimed to stand against #antisemitism -- For those people I post probably the most important thread on Holocaust Education.
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I was 15 when I learned my family (Catholic Croatian Yugoslavians) had survived Dachau, the longest running concentration camp in Nazi Germany. 🧵
I was watching Schindler's List with my grandfather Franjo Penic, and at some point I looked over to see him weeping and shaking. I was stunned. Here's the stoic patriarch of the family whom I'd never known to show any emotion but patient neutrality or lighthearted joviality.
It never occurred to me that a Holocaust story about Jews in Germany would have anything to do with my Catholic Yugoslav family. (I realize I was probably taught in school about Nazi persecution of Slavs during WWII but I dunno, somehow it didn't sink in).
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My grandmother Rosa was born in 1930 in Lyon, France.
She had just turned 10 years old when the Nazis invaded, and the anti-semitic Vichy government was installed in southern France.
She never told me about what school was like-
Whether she had to wear a yellow star-
Whether she was afraid-
Whether she knew that parents (not born in France) were at risk-
She never told me about the time the French milice snuck into the back of the synagogue with hand grenades on a Friday night. They were poised to throw them at unsuspecting crowd at the very moment the congregation all turned to the back door to 'welcome the Sabbath bride.'
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#HolocaustRemembranceDay I would like to remember the Jews of Brest, Belarus also known as “Briskers”. Out of around 26,000 Jews, only around 20 are thought to have survived.
The Jewish presence of the town has been almost completely erased, despite us being a majority of the population up until the Holocaust.
Jews who were not murdered upon the invasion were put into the Brest ghetto. soon after that a majority were deported to Bronna Gora, a secluded forest, where they would be murdered and thrown into mass graves.
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Hoy hace 77 años las tropas soviéticas liberan #Auschwitz por emergencias de la vida tuve que volver a Buenos Aires y pasé por el Museo del Holocausto #WeRemember #HolocaustMemorialDay #HolocaustRemembranceDay Image
Seguí caminando hacia mi viejo departamento y en Córdoba y Pasteur doblé y visité de nuevo la #AMIA dónde el ataque terrorista del 18 de julio de 1994 dejó 85 muertos y 300 heridos Image
Fue el peor ataque terrorista en la Argentina y el mayor contra la comunidad judía luego del fin de la 2da guerra. Aún sigue sin resolver y los que planificaron y ayudaron a realizarlo siguen libres.
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In the 1930s, the Jewish population in Europe was almost 10 million.

By 1945, 60% had been murdered, decimating communities that had lived there for centuries.

This is the story of the #Holocaust.

Jewish communities in Poland date back at least 1,000 years.

3.5 million Jews lived in Poland before the war.

Over 3 million were murdered by the Nazis.

Today, only a few thousands remain.
The first Jews arrived in Ukraine in the 4th century BC.

1.5 million were murdered during the Holocaust.

Many were killed at the hands of Einsatzgruppen, or "Death Squads".

This includes the Babi Yar massacre, killing 35,000 and decimating Kiev's Jewish community.
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The yellow Magen David is one of the most well-known symbols of the #Holocaust (tho not the most well-understood).
Intended to stigmatize & degrade, AND also to aid in segregation & deportation, this Nazi-era Jewish badge followed a long history of similar forced markers.

A 🧵 Museum catalogue image of a yellow badge issued during the n
In 1215, spurred by a growing concern that good Christians might accidentally "mingle" w/ Jews & Muslims (which could be ruinous!), the 4th Lateran Council decreed that Jews & Muslims living in Christian provinces must be made distinguishable in public "by a difference of dress"
In 1217, England became the first nation to pass a corresponding law: England's Jewish population was to wear a white badge shaped like the two tablets Moses carried down from Mt. Sinai.
The badge colour was changed to yellow in 1275, under Edward I.
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Though it is extremely difficult to know that there are those who have spent their life trying to deny the Holocaust ever happened (and some at pretty high levels of academia), it is encouraging to also know that we can fight those lies by teaching our children.
When my oldest son is old enough, he will know that he took a picture with Holocaust survivor Irving Roth. He will know what the Shoah was, and most importantly, he will know we are never too far from it. Never again for us as gentile allies is an active thing.
It’s not just being nice. It’s defending our Jewish brothers and sisters against evil. It’s speaking up when we hear lies being told. It’s sticking out neck out even when it’s literally the most unpopular thing to do, and it often is.
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#WeRemember the holocaust today because it is the 77th anniversary of the Auschwitz concentration camp liberation. We’re proud of those who stood up to hate and genocide, and remember the over 6 million murdered Jews. Here are some ways to remember.THREAD #HolocaustRemembranceDay
NPR has some very powerful stories from Holocaust survivors. Many of them are linked here on this site. 2/10…
At the south end of Liberty State Park in Jersey City, where a statue stands of a soldier carrying a survivor of a Nazi concentration camp. There are monuments and resources all over the country, here are a few, starting with the Liberation Monument. 3/10…
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On #HolocaustRemembranceDay learn about the horrors of the Dachau concentration camp from the first-hand account of a U.S. soldier.…
“The worst sight and the last place we visited were the cremation chambers at Dachau,” wrote American soldier Leon Morin on July 9, 1945, in a handwritten letter to his family.

US troops arrived earlier than the Germans expected. “The S.S. were told to kill and cremate everybody before the Americans got there … they succeeded in killing 9 thousand and c[r]emated or rather half cremated more [than] half then they ran out of coal for the furnace …”
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On #HolocaustRemembranceDay, Centenarian Holocaust survivor Margot Friedlaender urged the young generation to always remember the Nazi genocide and denounced the use by some anti-COVID vaccination protesters of the yellow star Jews were forced to wear 1/6
'Today, I see the memory of what happened being abused for political reasons, sometimes even derided and trampled all over,' she told EU lawmakers in Brussels at a ceremony marking the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland 2/6
She was referring to some demonstrators at anti-vaccination protests who have pinned yellow star badges to their clothes, reminiscent of the cloth badges the Nazis forced Jews to wear to mark them as outsiders 3/6
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🧵 Today, on #HolocaustRemembranceDay, we remember the many Jewish peoples who lost their lives to violent Antisemitism and honour the survivors who are still with us.
The Holocaust was the systematic persecution and murder of over six million Jews by the Nazi regime, its allies and collaborators. Many Jews still experience generational trauma as a result of this genocide, and we must reconcile with this.
I condemn Antisemitism in all of its sinister forms and stand in solidarity with #YEG's Jewish community as they mourn, remember, reflect and heal. We must continue to take action to end hate-based violence each and every day.
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Reminder for #HolocaustRemembranceDay of what Never Again really means, and that those who want to dismantle the Jewish state know it too
And that sometimes you have to make it crystal clear to the world #HolocaustRemembranceDay
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مبادرة #EveryNameCounts: بمناسبة اليوم الدولي لإحياء ذكرى ضحايا الهولوكوست في يوم 27 يناير، فإن وزيرة الخارجية الألمانية أنالينا بيربوك @Abaerbock سوف تشارك في مبادرة جديرة بالاهتمام:
منظمة أرشيف أرولسين @ArolsenArchives هي منظمة عالمية توفر معلومات للبحث عن ضحايا النازية. تعتمد هذه المنظمة على أرشيف شامل، هو الأكبر على مستوى العالم. يحتوي هذا الأرشيف على بيانات ضحايا النازية والناجين منها، حيث يضم حوالي 123 مليون وثيقة عن حوالي 17.5 مليون إنسان،
صدرت هذه الوثائق من معسكرات الاعتقال أو الهيئات النازية على سبيل المثال. علمًا أن هذا الكم الهائل من الوثائق يروي قصص حياة مختلفة ويكشف ما لاقاه هؤلاء الأفراد من مصائر.
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On #HolocaustMemorialDay it is not enough to simply say "We must never forget" or to say "Never Again", we must be active and enduring in our battle against anti-semitism, Islamophobia, racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, ethno-nationalism, & overall hatred.
The best way to honour the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and all genocides is to take action. I want to know how you will contribute to the fight against hatred and the global fight for human rights. #HolocaustRemembranceDay
I've mentioned before that I have fairly recently started talking to my daughter about the Holocaust and the Bosnian Genocide too. We started incorporating the Native American Genocide, Genocide against the Tutsis, the ongoing genocides happening currently in the world.
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On #HolocaustRemembranceDay we remember those who died. We all promise not to let it happen again, and we all affirm we will always stand up against anti-Semitic, anti-LGBTQ+, anti-GRT, racist and other hateful and discriminatory views, and many then forget it in a heartbeat. 1/
We watch people saying how important it is to stand against this form or discrimination or that form, while then engaging in or defending some other form. We watch people going straight to the "Nazi" analogies to describe people they don't like. 2/
We watch genuinely harmful and hateful views, views which lead to people committing suicide in some extreme cases, and feeling destroyed more commonly, continuing to be spread. We see Holocaust denial rising and passed off as "legitimate opinion". 3/
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