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  • Einstein letter surfaces thanking New Yorker for helping Jews flee Nazi Germany

    Financier David Finck's daughter kept note locked away for 50 years. 'I wanted to show it to my children and grandchildren. Every contribution, no matter how small, is important'

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/einste...-nazi-germany/

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    • The New York Times from Dec 11, 1942

      https://bestiariusz.files.wordpress....1563.jpg?w=477
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      • transcription of the linked file
        POLES ASK ALLIES
        TO HALT SLAUGHTER

        Report Germans Have Slain One-Third of 3,130,000 Jewish Population.


        END OF NATION lS FEARED

        Note Charges Extermination of Entire Polish People Is Nazis' Objective

        Wireless to The New York Times.

        LONDON. Dec. 10-The Polish Government has asked the Allied governments if there is any possibility of restraining the Germans
        from continuing their mass extermination of the Jewish population of Poland and their plans to obliterate the poles as a nation.

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        • On International Women’s Day, Yad Vashem launches two female-focused exhibits

          Israel's Holocaust museum has two new online collections built around the unique experience of Jewish women in the Holocaust

          As Emanuel Ringelblum, the historian who documented the Warsaw ghetto explained, “… The future historian will have to dedicate an appropriate page to the Jewish woman in the war. She will take up an important page in Jewish history for her courage and steadfastness. By her merit, thousands of families have managed to surmount the terror of the times.”

          https://www.timesofisrael.com/on-int...used-exhibits/

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          • Medic who documented Nazi camp horror dies at 93

            Acevedo was a World War II medic and one of 350 US soldiers held in a Nazi slave labor camp. His journal proved critical in documenting the deaths and atrocities inside the camp.

            He would become the first Mexican-American ever recognized as a Holocaust survivor. He kept one brutality secret, though, until the final months of his life.

            At 93, his final words were: "How life tells a story."

            https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/08/healt...bit/index.html

            ***

            RIP

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            • How the Nazis’ token Jew turned the 1936 Berlin Olympics into a propaganda win

              By bowing to Hitler's promise to include one Jewish athlete, new book shows, head of International Olympics Committee colluded in the Nazis' portrayal of a 'tolerant' Germany

              https://www.timesofisrael.com/how-th...ropaganda-win/

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              • Originally posted by GB_FXST View Post
                How the Nazis’ token Jew turned the 1936 Berlin Olympics into a propaganda win

                By bowing to Hitler's promise to include one Jewish athlete, new book shows, head of International Olympics Committee colluded in the Nazis' portrayal of a 'tolerant' Germany

                https://www.timesofisrael.com/how-th...ropaganda-win/
                Could'nt have been easy for her...there are reasons to participate and reasons not to. Thanks for sharing GB_FXST.

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                • Dutch lawmaker who saved hundreds of Jewish children in Holocaust dies at 107

                  Johan van Hulst, director of Protestant religious seminary, along with resistance activists, smuggled Jews out of Nazi facility

                  https://www.timesofisrael.com/dutch-...t-dies-at-107/

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                  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43569049

                    BBC has a little more detail
                    Across the road from Van Hulst's school was the Hollandsche Schouwburg, a former theatre seized by the Nazis in 1941 to be used as a deportation centre.
                    While the records of those detained there are no longer available, historians believe about 46,000 people were deported from the old theatre over about 18 months up to the end of 1943.
                    Most ended up at concentration camps in Westerbork in the Netherlands, or Auschwitz and Sobibor in occupied Poland.
                    The deportation centre's administrator was a German-Jewish man named Walter Süskind, entrusted to run the centre by Nazis who disregarded his Jewish heritage because of his SS links. Soon after starting his work there however, he noticed that it was easy to help people escape. He falsified arrival numbers, claiming for example that 60 people instead of 75 had arrived on a particular day, and then letting 15 people escape.
                    His task became easier when, in early 1943, the Nazis took over a crèche across the road from the theatre - and next door to Van Hulst's school - to place Jewish children before deporting them to concentration camps.
                    Süskind joined forces with the head of the crèche, Henriëtte Pimentel, sneaking children to safety when a tram passed in front of the crèche.
                    It was only when Pimentel persuaded Van Hulst to join them that their rescue efforts picked up speed.
                    Their buildings were separated at the back by a hedge. The crèche's nurses would pass children over the hedge to Van Hulst, who would in turn pass them on to Resistance groups who would help hide them.

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                    • The Suskind thing intrigued me

                      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_S%C3%BCskind
                      Süskind worked for the Dutch Jewish council. He was the manager of the Hollandsche Schouwburg (Dutch Theater), where the Jews of Amsterdam had to report themselves prior to their deportation to the Westerbork transit camp. In that position he could manipulate the personal data of children in particular. His close relationship with the German authorities helped him in his activities to help children escape. He especially tried to get close with the SS officer Ferdinand aus der Fünten, who was then the second man of the Central Office for Jewish Emigration in Amsterdam.[4]
                      In 1944, Süskind, his wife and his daughter were sent to the Westerbork transit camp. Due to his good relations with the SS leadership of the Dutch Theater, he could return to Amsterdam, but he eventually went back to his family in Westerbork. He also wanted to let people escape from the transit camp, but failed. His wife and daughter later died at the camp they were sent to, and he himself died on 28 February 1945 at an unknown location in central Europe during the death marches.
                      https://dirkdeklein.net/2016/07/25/f...alter-suskind/

                      .In September 1943 Suskind was arrested and spent three nights in Scheveningen prison, he was released but shortly after the whole family was arrested and sent to Westerbork transit camp. Suskind was released but his wife and daughter were kept imprisoned at Westerbork and despite several attempts to free them by the Dutch Resistance, they all fail.On 2 September 1944 Suskind learns his family are about to be deported to Theresienstadt he joins them and his deported to Theresienstadt. Suskind had forged a letter from the Nazis describing how invaluable Suskind had been to the Nazis, and he tried to present this letter to the Commandant of Theresienstadt Karl Rahm,but a Jew intercepted him and pushed him into a cattle car bound for Auschwitz-Birkenau.His wife and daughter were gassed on arrival at Birkenau but Suskind was selected to enter the camp.
                      Suskind did not survive Auschwitz, there is some confusion as to how he met his death is , one version is that he died on the death march from the camp in January 1945, another version is that he was killed by Dutch inmates of Auschwitz, who thought he was a collaborator.

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                      • Holocaust survivor returning to Auschwitz with memories

                        Shear will be returning to Auschwitz for the fourth and possibly final time on April 10 with more than 150 Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) supporters from across the United States, other Holocaust survivors and Israeli military representatives.

                        The trip to Poland and Israel celebrates Israel's 70 th anniversary (April 19), and according to Lane Schlessel, executive director of the Ohio FIDF chapter, is intended to "send a clear message, that we'll never forget."

                        http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index...turning_t.html

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                        • Today is Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Rememberance Day.

                          An on-line Holocaust memorial that virtually acknowledges victims.

                          https://www.illuminatethepast.org/

                          Please light a virtual candle.

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                          • Done and Z’L

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                            • As numbers dwindle, Jews who fought Nazis recall struggle

                              As some European nations try to rewrite their history, 91-year-old Yitzhak Arad warns, 'We are fading away, so it will be up to the next generation to continue this battle'

                              https://www.timesofisrael.com/as-num...call-struggle/

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                              • Originally posted by GB_FXST View Post
                                As numbers dwindle, Jews who fought Nazis recall struggle

                                As some European nations try to rewrite their history, 91-year-old Yitzhak Arad warns, 'We are fading away, so it will be up to the next generation to continue this battle'

                                https://www.timesofisrael.com/as-num...call-struggle/
                                We have to carry on.

                                But to keep the memory alive, we also must continue highlighting the very specifics of nazism. The risk is forgetting the horrors endured by the victims of nazism, but the risk of confusing nazi policies with more common violent and totalitarian policies is just as high.

                                nazism is the use of man´s ingeniousity to plan and execute the total eradication of an ethnic group out of pure hate. And it was almost succesful.

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