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A rather innocuous picture of Dutch Jews arriving at Theresienstadt.  Though technically a Concentration and Transport Camp, tens of thousands of people died at Theresienstadt of disease, starvation, and brutality.  Unlike other camps, Theresienstadt held mostly political prisoners of Dutch, Polish, Russian, Czech, and other nationalities.  Most Jews were at Theresienstadt for only a short time before being transported to an Extermination Camp.

A rather innocuous picture of Dutch Jews arriving at Theresienstadt. Though technically a Concentration and Transport Camp, tens of thousands of people died at Theresienstadt of disease, starvation, and brutality. Unlike other camps, Theresienstadt held mostly political prisoners of Dutch, Polish, Russian, Czech, and other nationalities. Most Jews were at Theresienstadt for only a short time before being transported to an Extermination Camp.

A German soldier cuts the beard of an Elderly Polish Jew while his comrades look on.  The ritual abuse and degradation of Jews was one of the methods the Nazis used to dehumanize their captives, making slaughtering them of no more consequence than killing an animal.  Considered "Untermenschen" or sub-human, the Jews were, in fact, treated far, far, worse than even the lowliest beast. Note the sadness of the Jew, and the smirk of the abusive soldier.

A German soldier cuts the beard of an Elderly Polish Jew while his comrades look on. The ritual abuse and degradation of Jews was one of the methods the Nazis used to dehumanize their captives, making slaughtering them of no more consequence than killing an animal. Considered "Untermenschen" or sub-human, the Jews were, in fact, treated far, far, worse than even the lowliest beast. Note the sadness of the Jew, and the smirk of the abusive soldier.

The Great War. First World War, Russian army. The Russians teaching the German prisoners of war the cossack dance. The Eastern front, Russia, 1915.

The Great War. First World War, Russian army. The Russians teaching the German prisoners of war the cossack dance. The Eastern front, Russia, 1915.

Block 5. Shoes which belonged to Jews deported to Auschwitz. Majority of their owners were killed in gas chambers right upon arrival.

Block 5. Shoes which belonged to Jews deported to Auschwitz. Majority of their owners were killed in gas chambers right upon arrival.

These are Buchenwald concentration camp guards who have gotten a beating from the prisoners upon liberation of camp by the Americans. The picture was taken in April 1945, by the U.S. military photographer Elizabeth Miller.

These are Buchenwald concentration camp guards who have gotten a beating from the prisoners upon liberation of camp by the Americans. The picture was taken in April 1945, by the U.S. military photographer Elizabeth Miller.

Members of the French resistance in Aix-en-Provence parade a beaten collaborator through the streets of the city. Collaborators were responsible for the denunciations of untold thousands of Jews and other "enemies of the Reich".  Denunciation usually meant internment in a Concentration Camp or immediate execution.

Members of the French resistance in Aix-en-Provence parade a beaten collaborator through the streets of the city. Collaborators were responsible for the denunciations of untold thousands of Jews and other "enemies of the Reich". Denunciation usually meant internment in a Concentration Camp or immediate execution.

She was an elite WWII fighter saving Jews with the Dutch Resistance but  kept it a secret until her 90th birthday.   Modest gran reveals incredible hidden past.  Link for story.

I was an elite WWII fighter saving Jews with the Dutch Resistance ... but I kept it a secret until my 90th birthday

She was an elite WWII fighter saving Jews with the Dutch Resistance but kept it a secret until her 90th birthday. Modest gran reveals incredible hidden past. Link for story.

Corrie ten Boom. She & her family hid persecuted Jews in Nazi Holland during WWII, for which they were imprisoned, tortured & Corrie's family killed. Corrie endured solitary confinement in prison & 10 months of cruelty while interned, yet always prayed for the hearts of her captors.  She was released from Ravensbruck concentration camp on New Year’s Eve 1944 & later learned it was due to a clerical error. The women in her age group were sent to their deaths 1 week after her discharge.

corrie ten boom

Corrie ten Boom. She & her family hid persecuted Jews in Nazi Holland during WWII, for which they were imprisoned, tortured & Corrie's family killed. Corrie endured solitary confinement in prison & 10 months of cruelty while interned, yet always prayed for the hearts of her captors. She was released from Ravensbruck concentration camp on New Year’s Eve 1944 & later learned it was due to a clerical error. The women in her age group were sent to their deaths 1 week after her discharge.

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