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    Children at German concentration camp inside Russia wait solemnly for liberation.



    • Vanessa Campbell

      Polish boys imprisoned in Auschwitz look out from behind the barbed-wire fence. Hard to look at these faces....but a reminder of what people went through.

    • Gini Bliss

      Polish boys imprisoned in Auschwitz look out from behind the barbed wire fence. This takes my breath away. So heartbreaking!!

    • Rachael Cox

      Polish boys imprisoned in Auschwitz look out from behind the barbed-wire fence. This makes me so sad.

    • Lynette Wilkinson

      Polish boys imprisoned in Auschwitz look out from behind the barbed wire fence. Most likely before they were starved, tortured, and then killed,

    • Lisa Michelle

      Absolutely horrifying and unfathomable to me. Polish boys imprisoned in Auschwitz look out from behind the barbed wire fence.

    • M F

      Polish boys imprisoned in Auschwitz Concentration Camp look out from behind the barbed wire fence.

    • Viauaxi .

      Heu Aktion was the name of an Nazi German operation where 50,000 Polish children a were kidnapped by the German military and transported to Germany . The children were transferred to special camps for children where the Germans selected children whose racial traits made them suitable for Germanization. Children considered racially unsuitable were sent either to forced labour or to concentration camps, including Auschwitz, after the destruction of their birth certificates

    • Holly Cotton

      Polish Children Sent to Hitler's Nazi Death Camps in Germany - Never to Return

    • Teta D

      An 11 year old boy survived the Gas Chambers during the Holocaust 6 times. Moshe Peer was an 11 year old boy during World War II and the horrific events that were the Holocaust. Peer was sent to the infamous Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, which featured a gas chamber where hundreds of thousands of Jewish people were killed. Some may say it was a blessing that Peer was able to survive the gas chamber six different times, for completely unknown reasons. However, others would say that his survival was a curse, because he witnessed, first hand as a child, hundreds of women and children....

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