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August 12, 2015

How a nice Jewish girl was taken advantage of by a hateful Nazi

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:54 am
A nice Jewish girl was taken advantage of by this hateful SS man

A nice Jewish girl was taken advantage of by this hateful SS man at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp

This quote is from a news story, about a nice Jewish girl named Helena Citronova, which you can read in full here:

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There [in Auswchwitz-Birkenau] she met [Franz] Wunsch in 1942. Their relationship was portrayed by the American PBS network in a programme about the death camp in which at least 1.2 million people were liquidated. [the official count is 1.1 million people, including 900,000 Jews]

‘The relationship between SS man Franz Wunsch and Jewish woman Helena Citronova is certainly one of shock,’ it said.

‘Who could comprehend that, in a place such as Auschwitz, a place full of death, pain and sadism, an emotion as pure as love could be around?

‘Had it not been for the fateful moment when Helena was asked to sing for Wunsch’s birthday, she wouldn’t have survived. She had been sentenced to death earlier that day.’

[Wait a minute!  She had been “sentenced to death, but her death had been delayed so that she could sing for an SS man’s birthday? What a revolting development that was!  The Nazis were the worst — “the worst Jerry, the worst.”]

Wunsch sent her biscuits, passed her notes saying ‘Love – I fell in love with you’. He even saved her sister Rozinka from certain death.

[How did Wunsch save Rozinka? Did he rush into the gas chamber and pull her out just in the nick of time?]

‘When he [Wunsch] came into the [Canada] barracks where I was working, he threw me that note. I destroyed it right there and then, but I did see the word “love” — “I fell in love with you”,’ she said years later in Israel.

‘I thought I’d rather be dead than be involved with an SS man. For a long time afterwards there was just hatred. I couldn’t even look at him.’

Helena Citronova who saved herself from the gas chamber by singing Happy Birthday to an SS man

Helena Citronova who saved herself from the gas chamber by singing Happy Birthday to an SS man

Oh, the Humanity! What the poor Jews had to go through to save themselves from the Nazis!