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June 14, 2017

The Chelmno camp is in the news

Filed under: movies, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 2:17 pm

The following quote is from a news story which you can read in full at http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/european-leaders-discuss-plight-of-child-victims-of-war-10647/

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The men [in the village] were rounded up and killed, and the women and 88 children of the village were gathered and sent to the Chelmno extermination camp, where they were gassed to death. Only a few children considered racially suitable for “Germanization” – the spreading of the German language and culture – survived, and were handed over to SS families.

To mark the anniversary, a Czech group came on pilgrimage to Rome last week. They met Pope Francis during his general audience May 31, and later had Mass with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who offered the liturgy for children who are victims of armed conflicts. The group then participated in the half-day conference Thursday, followed by a Mass said by Cardinal Dominik Duka of Prague.

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Elie Wiesel at the corner of Liar and Fraud in New York City

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 8:07 am

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A street corner in New York City was recently named after Elie Wiesel. You can read about it in the news at http://www.jpost.com/International/New-York-street-corner-named-after-Elie-Wiesel-496804

The following quote is from the news article:

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The southwest corner of 84th Street and Central Park West in New York will now be known as Elie Wiesel Way, honoring the Holocaust survivor, Nobel Peace Prize winner and celebrated author a year after his death.

A moving ceremony to unveil the co-naming of the street on Tuesday was attended by dignitaries including New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio and members of the Wiesel family.

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I have written about Elie Wiesel on my website at: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/Articles/HungarianJews4.html

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