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"Ravensbrück 1939-1945. To commemorate Polish victims. In the camp, 40,000 Polish women, girls and children were imprisoned; 200 were executed; 74 were subjected to the medical experiments, several thousands died of starvation or had been gassed. 8,000 were liberated. If the echo of their voices becomes faint, we will perish".
Irene Gut Opdyke - Polish Righteous Among the Nations (awarded in 1982) (hid many Jews) Click link for more information.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie (11/07/1867 - 7/04/1934), often referred to as Marie Curie or Madame Curie, was a Polish physicist and chemist, working mainly in France, who is famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences. She was also the first female professor at the University of Paris (La Sorbonne).
This German woman and her baby are two survivors of the "Lodz Death March" which involved all the ethnic Germans who lived in that Polish city. Their eviction in the middle of winter caused many of them to expire. The two in the photo are among the ten who survived, and reached Berlin, out of a group of 150. Dec 14,1945.
Jürgen Stroop (1895 - 1952) was an SS General during World War II. He is best known for being in command against the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and for writing the Stroop Report, a booklength account of the operation. Following the defeat of Nazi Germany, Stroop was prosecuted during the Dachau Trials and convicted of murdering nine American POWs. After his extradition to the People's Republic of Poland, Stroop was tried, convicted, and hanged for crimes against humanity.
The 'Private Lives of the SS in Auschwitz' takes a look at the perpetrators of the crimes committed in Auschwitz from another, little known and sometimes surprising perspective. It contains a section concerning the testimonies of young Polish women who, during the war, were forced to work at the homes of officers and non-commissioned SS officers from the crew of the German Nazi concentration camp. The English edition of the book is being prepared.