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November 15, 2016

75 years ago, the Nazis started deporting the German Jews

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 3:14 pm

You can read about the start of the deportation of the German Jews in Berlin, 75 years ago, on this news article:

http://www.dw.com/en/commemoration-marks-75-years-since-the-start-of-jewish-deportations-by-the-nazis/a-36089519

The following quote is from the news article:

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75 years ago, the Nazis began deporting [Germany’s] Jews to death camps. The infamous Track 17 at Berlin’s Grunewald station was the departure point. Contemporary witness, Horst Selbiger, shares his memories of the “shipments.”

Railroad tracks in Berlin where Jews were put on trains and deported

Railroad track 17 in Berlin where Jews were put on trains to be deported to concentration camps

The first deportation left Track 17 of Berlin’s Grunewald station on the 18th October 1941. 1089 children, women and men were taken by force to Lodz [in Poland]. By the end, some 50,000 Jews from Berlin were deported; [they were] victims of the Nazi “Reign of Terror.”

Today, these railway platforms are memorials situated on the edge of the capital [city]. This is where Horst Selbiger [a Holocaust survivor] will be holding his speech. “For me, Track 17 is the train station from where all the suffering began. Us kids were smarter than the grown ups. We knew by 1941 that the Jews were being exterminated like vermin.”

The adults were led to believe otherwise, but Selbiger, who was 13 at the time, as well as his classmates, had already been observing for a long time that the Jews were being carted off.

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4 Comments »

  1. Blast from the past…..

    JR

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — November 16, 2016 @ 9:53 am

  2. Horst Selbiger said: “Us kids were smarter than the grown ups. We knew by 1941 that the Jews were being exterminated like vermin.”

    No surprise. That’s probably because the Holohoax conspiracy theory sounds more like a collection of horror stories for kids than like anything else. Hansel and Gretel escaped the oven of the wicked witch in the gingerbread house. Elie Wiesel, Dario Gabai and Irene Zisblatt did too. But not everybody was so lucky and a reservation-country had to be established after the war in order to prevent a repetition of the Auswitch’s evil deeds against God’s Chosen ones.

    Comment by hermie — November 15, 2016 @ 6:21 pm

  3. Soon, the entire world will be a memorial. I am myself a memorial to my dead parents, killed by the .

    Comment by Jett Rucker — November 15, 2016 @ 5:14 pm

    • What the [blank] are you talking about? Who the [blank] killed your dead parents?

      Comment by furtherglory — November 16, 2016 @ 6:38 am


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