Wedding rings found in the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany

Incredibly sad: thousands of wedding rings taken from Holocaust victims

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"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.

The History Girls: Maria von Maltzan - a German resistance heroine, by Leslie Wilson. "Women Heroes of World War II" by Kathryn Attwood

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.)

A group of young children gaze out at the photographer just prior to their execution by an Einsatzkommando. (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 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.

Little girl awaiting transport to Auschwitz at Drancy Concentration Camp, Paris, France, 1942

Leaving Auschwitz

On January the Red Army liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau. Pictured here is a Soviet soldier walking with prisoners through Auschwitz’s gate. Above them is the slogan — a cruel lie — ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ (‘Work Will Make You Free’).

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 river, 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.

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 - Horrific!

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.

Anny-Yolande Horowitz, born on June 1933 in Strasbourg. Her mother Frieda, and her sister Paulette, age were deported on Sept. 1942 to Auschwitz-Birkenau. How can this not break your heart?

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.

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

A young mother with her two children, among a large group of Jews from Lubny assembled for mass execution by the Germans. One of a series of images taken by  German photographer Haehle,  a member of PK[propaganda commando] 637, attached to the German 6th Army fighting in the Ukraine. On October 16, 1941 members of Sonderkommando 4a executed 1,363 Jews, Communists and partisans, among them 53 POWs and a few Jewish rifle-women. Before World War II Lubny had a population of 35,000, 14,000 Jews.

A young Jewish mother and her two children sit among a large group of Jews from Lubny (Ukraine) herded for mass execution.

Birkenau, Poland, Jewish mothers and their children walking to the gas chambers, 05/1944.

12 of 192 Birkenau, Poland, Jewish mothers and their children walking to the gas chambers,

Winter in the camps: Holocaust survivor who almost died at Auschwitz and worked in concentration camps aged just 13 recalls the bitterest mo...

Auschwitz survivor recalls the bitterest months of Nazi persecution

Winter in the camps: Holocaust survivor who almost died at Auschwitz and worked in concentration camps aged just 13 recalls the bitterest mo.

Children from the Lodz Ghetto are Transported to the Chelmno Death Camp and killed(September 1942) According to Gestapo figures and the Lodz ghetto chronicle, 15,700 inhabitants of the Lodz ghetto were deported to Chelmno between September 1 and 12, 1942.

Lodz, Poland, Children and adults on their way to the train during a deportation from the ghetto, The children were probably orphans.

Mauthausen Concentration Camp Quarry and the Stairs of Death

Stairs of Death (Todesstiege) — the 186 steps at Mauthausen

Mauthausen Concentration Camp Quarry and the Stairs of Death

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