remember the story in Yaffa Eliach’s “Chassidic Tales of the Holocaust” of the Bluzhover Rebbe lighting the Chanukah light in Bergen Belsen. It was after a selection and the live skeletons gathered near the pile of newly massacred. The story, as the photo below, is testament to the strength of the human spirit and the strength of the Jewish people Field, Wwii, Transitional Camps, Jewish History, Kamp Westerbork, Dutch History, Concentration Camps, Ww2 Holocaust, Westerbork Transitional
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"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.
Libbie Henrietta Hyman (1888-1969) graduated from the University of Chicago in 1910 and earned a Ph.D. degree from Chicago in 1915. She stayed at the university with an appointment as a research assistant until 1931 because, despite her pioneering work on classification of invertebrates and her publication volume (six major books and over 100 articles), other universities would not hire her because she was Jewish. In 1937 she was appointed as a research associate at the American Museum of Nat...
This is maybe one of the most powerful pictures I have ever seen. The numbers on the arms are from prisoners of Nazi concentration camps. The numbers replaced their names while at the camps and they were tattooed on so that they could be easily tracked by the Germans. This is why we study history. So this never happens again.
The History Channel, Know where you stand. by Endless Forms Most Beautiful, via Flickr