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  • GB_FXST
    started a topic Shoah: Articles and previously unknown facts

    Shoah: Articles and previously unknown facts

    The purpose of this thread is to share articles and previously unknown facts about the Holocaust / Shoah:

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    The Catholic, French count who saved a Jewish family from the Nazis



    In his castle in rural France, Count Henri de Menthon discreetly and humbly saved Jewish children in during World War II.


    http://m.jpost.com/#article=6017NDMy...A3MzMxOEZFMzg=

  • Telmar
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    Originally posted by GB_FXST View Post
    From WWII partisan to modern art painter: A survivor’s story in living color

    Eva Deutsch Costabel survived a brutal, little-known chapter of the Holocaust for Manhattan’s painting scene. A lifetime of artwork depicts her struggles on the way

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/from-w...-living-color/
    Interesting story. And a little of what I believe about the role of the Italians in the Holocaust: rather very limited. Apparently it was better for Jews and others to be in an Italian camp than out on the streets where the ustaši were brutal and murderous.


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  • GB_FXST
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    From WWII partisan to modern art painter: A survivor’s story in living color

    Eva Deutsch Costabel survived a brutal, little-known chapter of the Holocaust for Manhattan’s painting scene. A lifetime of artwork depicts her struggles on the way

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/from-w...-living-color/

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  • GB_FXST
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    Sonia Orbuch, who fought Nazis as a girl, dies in California

    Born Sarah Shainwal in eastern Poland, she was a medic with a resistance group; later in life she helped found the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/sonia-...in-california/

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    ZL

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  • GB_FXST
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    Today marks the 74th anniversary of a revolt by Jewish prisoners at Auschwitz-Birkenau in which 60 Greek Jews are believed to have participated and died.

    The historic prisoner revolt — the only such revolt known to have taken place at the camp — was led by members of the Sonderkommando — so-called “special units” comprised predominantly of Jewish inmates whose tasks included disposing of people’s bodies after Nazis murdered them in the gas chambers.

    http://www.pappaspost.com/on-this-da...ted-auschwitz/

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  • GB_FXST
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    The Holocaust in Italy

    But Levis Sullam attributes the genocide of Italy’s Jews less to the Salò government’s grand elevated theory than to its quotidian bureaucratic practice. He reckons that Italians were responsible for 2,210, or roughly half, of all arrests and deportations of Jews, most on their own but some in conjunction with German officers. Yet even the remainder of arrests, which the Germans alone executed, universally relied on “the help of information and organizational support from the Italians”—most prominently the 1938 census that identified the names and addresses of all Jews residing in the country.

    https://www.weeklystandard.com/micha...caust-in-italy

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  • GB_FXST
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    Cross posted in US Army thread:

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    Holocaust survivor who became US Army major general has died

    Sidney Shachnow, who survived the Holocaust as a child and fought in Vietnam as a U.S. Army Green Beret before becoming a major general, has died. He was 83.

    Shachnow's wife, Arlene, said by phone Wednesday that he passed away on Sept. 27 at a hospital in Pinehurst, North Carolina. They lived in the nearby town of Southern Pines.

    Shachnow was involved in some of the biggest events of the 20th century, from enduring the horrors of Nazi-controlled Europe to leading U.S. Army troops in Berlin during the fall of the Berlin Wall.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/holocaust...neral-has-died

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    ZL

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  • Telmar
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    Charles Aznavour, French singer with Armenian descent who passed away Sunday came from a family that protected Jews from nazis during WWII. He was still quite young at that time to do that himself (20 years old at the liberation of Paris).

    More reasons for me to miss his simple and yet pure and unforgettable songs...

    He was scheduled to play in Tel Aviv next July, having played a hugely successful concert there last year. On that visit, he was honored in Israel for his family’s efforts to protect Jews and others persecuted by the Nazis during World War II. He received the honor from Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, who spoke of his love of Aznavour’s music, saying “La Boheme” was his favorite song.
    And still doing concerts at 93 years old...

    http://thejewishvoice.com/2018/10/04...ed-jews-nazis/

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  • GB_FXST
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    Cross-posted in IDF thread:

    73 years on, Italy awards Jewish Brigade medal of valor for fighting Nazis

    For an Israeli-Italian captain in the IDF, the honor links family history to army service; Jewish Brigade vet says it’s ‘better late than never’

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/73-yea...ighting-nazis/

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    Holocaust Memorial rises from writer’s hope

    Steve often told me what it was like as a young boy growing up in Poland under Adolf Hitler’s oppressive regime in the early 1940s. Co-authors Brian Wallace and Glen Frank brilliantly capture both Steve’s early life and career as a professional and effective advocate for inner-city kids and how he devoted his life to helping them stay out of trouble and find positive and hopeful futures.

    http://www.bostonherald.com/opinion/..._writer_s_hope

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  • GB_FXST
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    Descendants of Serbian woman who rescued Jews told to leave Israel

    Ana Dudas, whose grandparents are recognized as Righteous Among the Nations, informed she can remain in country if her husband, 2 youngest daughters leave

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/descen...-leave-israel/

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    I hope this is resolved favorably for the family. I hate bureaucratic bullshit like this.

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  • GB_FXST
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    Prince William unveils statue for spy who saved Jews from Holocaust

    MI6 agent Frank Foley used his cover job as a passport officer in Berlin to freely issue British visas to German Jews in the 1930s

    Britain’s Prince William unveiled a statue of Frank Foley, a British spy who helped save thousands of Jews from the Nazis during the Holocaust.

    William, whose title is The Duke of Cambridge, revealed the statue last week in Stourbridge, in the West Midlands county of England.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/prince...rom-holocaust/

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  • GB_FXST
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    Baptist pastor finds calling in post-Holocaust cemeteries

    Poland's Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich said that initially, some were puzzled by Reece. "Steven is so unique, we're not used to people like that," he said.

    "But as soon as I met him I realized that he was the real thing," Schudrich added. "There are special, unique, saintly people in the world. It transcends religion, nationality, and ethnicity. Steven Reece is one of them."

    https://abcnews.go.com/International...eries-57818216

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  • GB_FXST
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    Originally posted by Telmar View Post
    I was wondering what that was, and I did not take a look at it since the poster did´nt even go to the trouble of telling us what this is about and just posted the vid.
    I reported him for trolling.

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  • Telmar
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    I was wondering what that was, and I did not take a look at it since the poster did´nt even go to the trouble of telling us what this is about and just posted the vid.

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    This user is on Holiday for two weeks. Mod H.
    Last edited by Hollis; 12-09-2018, 07:10 AM. Reason: This user is on holiday for two weeks

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