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June 26, 2017

The Nazis kept names of victims who were gassed — who knew?

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 1:36 pm

My 2005 photo below shows the glass door, in the rear of the Auschwitz gas chamber, through which the Jews entered the chamber to be gassed. Strangely, none of the Jews ever tried to break the glass to save themselves.

My 2005 photo of the glass door into the Auschwitz gas chamber

The following quote is from a news article which gives names and dates for the gassing of the Jews: https://www.justsecurity.org/42483/time-sounds-silence/

Begin quote from news article:

My father was on a death march through Yugoslavia when liberated by Tito’s partisans in November 1944. My mother was in a courtyard in Budapest waiting to be executed by a firing squad, when Jewish resistance fighters dressed as Arrow Cross policemen intervened and saved her life. My paternal grandparents were murdered in the gas chamber at Auschwitz on May 26, 1944.

End quote

I did not know that the Nazis kept the names and dates that Jews were gassed. Were they trying to get caught or were they just stupid? Where are these record books kept now? Inquiring minds want to know.