I have blogged about Inge Auerbacher is these previous blog posts:
Now Inge Auerbacher is back in the news because she is doing a search to learn more about her childhood friend Ruth Nelly Abraham.
This quote is from the news article:
“Who has a picture of Ruth Nelly Abraham?”
That intriguing headline, a plea from Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher, appeared in the Berlin newspaper “Der Tagesspiegel” on Aug. 3. Auerbacher, 80, was looking for a picture of her childhood friend, Ruth Nelly Abraham, who was murdered at Auschwitz.
Auerbacher hoped a picture would breathe new life into her memory of Ruth. The two girls became friends in the Terezin (Theresienstadt) concentration camp, 35 miles northwest of Prague, where they lived together from 1942 until Oct. 9, 1944, when Ruth was taken to Auschwitz.
Auerbacher remained in Terezin, where thousands of Jews died from malnutrition and disease, while others, like Ruth, were shipped to the Auschwitz and Treblinka death camps.
“It seems almost certain that little Ruth Nelly Abraham was murdered there (Auschwitz) in the gas chambers less than two weeks before her tenth birthday,” said William C. Connelly, technical information specialist at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
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“It seems almost certain that little Ruth Nelly Abraham was murdere4d there (Auschwitz) in the gas chambers…”
Why is it “almost certain”? The Nazis were careful not to record the names of the Jews who were gassed, so there is no proof that anyone was gassed in the Holocaust. Besides that, a gas chamber was allegedly being built at Theresienstadt in the last days of the war, so why did little Ruth have to be sent to Auschwitz to be gassed?
I wrote about the fact that the Nazis did not record the names of the Jews who were gassed in these two previous blog posts:
The news article continues with this quote:
She [Auerbacher] now travels the world giving talks on the Holocaust and [she] has written five books on the subject. In a recent interview with the Forward in her modest home in Queens, New York, she spoke passionately about her childhood experience in Terezin.
Did you catch that, dear readers? Auerbacher has written FIVE BOOKS. Her “childhood experience” was in Terezin, the politically correct name for Theresienstadt, where one of the regular readers of my blog was also a prisoner when he was a child.
If Auerbacher can write five books about her experience in the Holocaust, it stands to reason that other children in the Holocaust can publish a book written by his or her father who was famous for his role in the story of Theresienstadt.