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  • Auschwitz inmate, who survived by cutting hair, dies aged 98

    Benjamin Scheinkopf, who worked for 60 years as a barber after moving to the US, was 97 when he retired

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/auschw...-dies-aged-98/

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    ZL

    I have known Scheinkopf forever. A very nice and kind man. He and my great-uncle were partners, and I had my first real haircut in their old school old-timey REAL DEAL barbershop. He was part of the family, and will be missed.

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    • Holocaust survivor: I'm giving $1 million to help wounded American veterans, to express my thanks

      http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/...my-thanks.html

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      • Last 11 of november, after the Armistice day commemoration, the mayor of my town (Fontenay-aux-Roses) inaugurated a place in a town square, the Raymond Lesueur way.
        It is name after a town citizen.

        He was a Righteous Among the Nations ( http://db.yadvashem.org/righteous/ri...itemId=9771257 ), a Knight of the Legion of Honour and a French second world war veteran.

        He was working in a leather good shop during the war, when his two neigbour escape arrest for being jew, he hide them in the attic. He will hide them and give them food until the liberation in august 1944. When one of the hidden became ill, he contact a nurse who made false paper to ensure the sick could go to an hospital.
        At the liberation, he climb in the attic for the last time to announce the good news. Than he join the 2nd (French) armored division, as a fuel tender in a tank unit.

        During the time he hide his neighbour, the niece of the hidden gave them visit, at each time Raymond Lesueur was here. In 1945 at his return from the war, they marry each other. The wedding dress was made of silk made from a discarded parachute.

        On July 7, 2013, Yad Vashem recognized Raymond Lesueur as Righteous Among the Nations.
        He said that he don't deserve it because "I made only my duty, I wouldn't let them in the hand of assassins"

        He died on the 22 april 2016, leaving his wife and two daughter plus many grand childrens.

        A simple hero, may he rest in peace and never be forgotten.

        article in french and in english:
        http://www.ajpn.org/juste-3776.html
        http://www.leparisien.fr/espace-prem...14-3795117.php
        https://yadvashem-france.org/les-jus...dossier-12629/

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        • 'THE EXHIBIT CAN BECOME A GREAT WARNING CRY FOR US ALL'

          Global tour of Auschwitz relics begins seven-year, 14-city journey

          Part of efforts to keep Holocaust memory alive in an uncertain world, a roving exhibition of artifacts from Auschwitz-Birkenau premieres in Madrid

          https://www.timesofisrael.com/global...-city-journey/

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          • Holocaust Survivor Known for Spectacular Escape From Auschwitz Dies Age 98

            Kazimierz Piechowski and two fellow prisoners managed their escape by stealing weapons, uniforms and a vehicle belonging to their SS guards

            https://www.haaretz.com/amp/world-ne...mpression=true

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            • With great sadness, we announce the passing of Marianna Gajowniczek (nee Imiołek), a Righteous Among the Nations and an Honorary Citizen of the State of Israel. She died on 12th November 2017, in Warsaw, at the age of 84. In an interview with the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, she said, "I considered that if someone was in a difficult situation in life, I needed to stretch out my hand to help”.


              https://sprawiedliwi.org.pl/en/news/vale-marianna-gajowniczek-1933-2017

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              • Originally posted by Ksen View Post
                https://sprawiedliwi.org.pl/en/news/vale-marianna-gajowniczek-1933-2017"]

                https://sprawiedliwi.org.pl/en/news/vale-marianna-gajowniczek-1933-2017[/URL]
                May her Memory Be A Blessing

                ZL

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                • Voices: An unforgettable Christmas act of kindness

                  On Christmas Eve 1944, my grandmother urged my uncle, then 12 years old, to sneak out of the concentration camp where they were imprisoned at Strasshof, nearly 15 miles east of Vienna, to go begging.
                  https://www.usatoday.com/story/opini...ness/77771262/

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                  • Tunisian activists damage Holocaust display, calling it Zionist ‘propaganda’

                    Demonstrators tear down posters for National Library exhibition, saying the real genocide is happening to Palestinians

                    https://www.timesofisrael.com/tunisi...st-propaganda/

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                    • How artist beat ‘foolproof’ Nazi system to forge Dutch ID papers, save 350 lives

                      Resistance work of Alice Cohn, expertly faking documents while in hiding, detailed in exhibit at National Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam

                      https://www.timesofisrael.com/how-ar...ave-350-lives/

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                      • In rural Japan, a pilgrimage site is now a Holocaust museum, with complications

                        Said to have saved 10,000 Jews, Chiune Sugihara was honored by Israel, and his birthplace is now a focal point for educators and tourists. But that's not the whole story

                        https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-rur...complications/

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                        • Originally posted by GB_FXST View Post
                          Tunisian activists damage Holocaust display, calling it Zionist ‘propaganda’

                          Demonstrators tear down posters for National Library exhibition, saying the real genocide is happening to Palestinians

                          https://www.timesofisrael.com/tunisi...st-propaganda/
                          Saw that on twatter.
                          It's not that they have beef with what's going on in "Palestine" but these these people were saying Shoah was a hoax.
                          Fuck them.

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                          • The forgotten Swiss diplomat who rescued thousands from Holocaust

                            https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc...urope-42400765

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                            • Another great diplomat. Worked against the will of his own government: Aristides de Sousa Mendes, consul of Portugal in Bordeaux in 1940

                              http://sousamendesfoundation.org/ari...fe-and-legacy/

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                              • TRANSFER OF MEMORY: THE STORY OF MINNESOTANS WHO SURVIVED THE HOLOCAUST

                                Transfer of Memory, a photography exhibit about the Holocaust, is on display at MSP International Airport.

                                http://www.kare11.com/mobile/article...t/89-505296135

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