Holocaust Atrocities

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Wedding rings found in the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany

Incredibly sad: thousands of wedding rings taken from Holocaust victims

Wedding rings found in the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany

"In 1943, Maria von Maltzan, a German aristocrat, took Hans Hirschel, her Jewish lover into her Berlin apartment to hide him from the Nazis. It was the time when the last Jews were supposed to be 'cleansed' out of Berlin. Since Hans had ingeniously faked his own suicide, he was registered as dead, and for a long while, no suspicion fell on Maria; until one day..." Read the rest of the story at the link.

"In 1943, Maria von Maltzan, a German aristocrat, took Hans Hirschel, her Jewish lover into her Berlin apartment to hide him from the Nazis. It was the time when the last Jews were supposed to be 'cleansed' out of Berlin. Since Hans had ingeniously faked his own suicide, he was registered as dead, and for a long while, no suspicion fell on Maria; until one day..." Read the rest of the story at the link.

Children gaze outward, just prior to their execution. At least one million children died in the Holocaust, most of them in the gas chambers. As the Germans swept into Soviet territory, they sometimes turned the task of killing Jewish children over to their Ukrainian allies.   (Photo: Central State Archive of Film, Photo and Phonographic Documents / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive.)

Children gaze outward, just prior to their execution. At least one million children died in the Holocaust, most of them in the gas chambers. As the Germans swept into Soviet territory, they sometimes turned the task of killing Jewish children over to their Ukrainian allies. (Photo: Central State Archive of Film, Photo and Phonographic Documents / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive.)

THE LIBERATION OF BERGEN-BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP, APRIL 1945. The bodies of two dead children await burial

THE LIBERATION OF BERGEN-BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP, APRIL 1945. The bodies of two dead children await burial

The remainder of a letter written by Liliane Gerenstein:    God? After that, I ask You one thing only: Make my parents come back, my poor parents protect them (even more than You protect me) so that I can see them again as soon as possible.    Make them come back again. Ah! I had such a good mother and such a good father! I have such faith in You and I thank You in advance."  Soon after she wrote this, she and the other children at Izieu were taken to Auschwitz and gassed.

The remainder of a letter written by Liliane Gerenstein: God? After that, I ask You one thing only: Make my parents come back, my poor parents protect them (even more than You protect me) so that I can see them again as soon as possible. Make them come back again. Ah! I had such a good mother and such a good father! I have such faith in You and I thank You in advance." Soon after she wrote this, she and the other children at Izieu were taken to Auschwitz and gassed.

Leaving Auschwitz

Leaving Auschwitz

During WWII, Jews in Budapest were brought to the edge of the Danube, ordered to remove their shoes, and shot, falling into the water below. 60 pairs of iron shoes now line the river's bank, a ghostly memorial to the victims. | 'Shoes on the Danube Promenade' by Can Togay and Gyula Pauer

During WWII, Jews in Budapest were brought to the edge of the Danube, ordered to remove their shoes, and shot, falling into the water below. 60 pairs of iron shoes now line the river's bank, a ghostly memorial to the victims. | 'Shoes on the Danube Promenade' by Can Togay and Gyula Pauer

Over one million children under the age of sixteen died in the Holocaust -

Over one million children under the age of sixteen died in the Holocaust -

the saddest of all ... an identification photo of a beautiful child interred at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp  ... stapled to a form and remembered only by a haunting face and a chilling, heartless number.

the saddest of all ... an identification photo of a beautiful child interred at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp ... stapled to a form and remembered only by a haunting face and a chilling, heartless number.

A woman weeps during the deportation of Jews from Ioannina. Greece. on March 25, 1944. The deportation was enforced by the German army. Almost all of the people deported were murdered on or shortly after April 11, 1944, when the train carrying them reached Auschwitz-Birkenau.

A woman weeps during the deportation of Jews from Ioannina. Greece. on March 25, 1944. The deportation was enforced by the German army. Almost all of the people deported were murdered on or shortly after April 11, 1944, when the train carrying them reached Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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