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Robert Clary was the youngest of 14 children. In 1942, because he was Jewish, he was deported to the Nazi concentration camp, Ottmuth. He was later sent to Buchenwald where he was liberated on 11 April 1945. Twelve other members of his immediate family were sent to Auschwitz. Clary was the only survivor. When he returned to Paris after the war, he learned that 3 of his siblings had not been taken away & survived the Nazi occupation of France. He played LeBeau on the t.v. show "Hogan's Heroes."
"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.
A matzah cover that Berta Weinschenk had in Theresienstadt. The matzah cover is stamped with the following: ALTERSHEIM der IKG. XIX, HOHE WARTE This indicates that the matzah cover originated in the Home for the Aged of the Jewish community in Vienna that was located in the 19th district on Hohe Warte.
Young Jewish girl inmate of the Jasenovac concentration camp. Established by the Ustatshe pro-Nazi Croatian regime, Jasenovac was "notorious for its barbaric practices and the large number of victims". In Jasenovac, the majority of victims were ethnic Serbs, along with Jews and Roma people.
Gun safety instruction in Indiana schools, 1956. My husband took a rifle to school back in the day for Show & Tell.