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"Helena Citrónová, a Slovakian Jew deported to Auschwitz in 1942, drew the attention of a SS guard named Franz Wunsch. Helena’s feelings for Wunsch, however, changed over time, especially when her sister and her sister’s children arrived at Auschwitz Birkenau. Helena learned that they were to be sent to the gas chamber and her SS admirer tried to help them."

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1957 A German World War II prisoner, released by the Soviet Union, is reunited with his daughter. The child had not seen her father since she was one-year-old.


From the children’s home of the Church to the gas chambers of Auschwitz: The fate of Sinti orphans during the Nazi regime

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Jenny-Wanda Barkmann, 24, female guard at the Stutthof concentration camp, hangs from the neck after being executed for atrocities during her "career." She and several others were hanged near Danzig on 4 July 1946. Barkmann brutalized female prisoners viciously and selected women and children for the gas chamber.

After the assassination attempt, Nina believed the Nazis would execute her. The Nazis detained the entire Stauffenberg family executed one of Claus' brother. Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS, called for the entire family to be killed. Nina Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg was placed in solitary confinement. Her daughter says she was treated well and believes that thoughts of her 4 children and the unborn child in her womb kept her alive. That may also be why her guards were considerate.