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February 14, 2017

Were there two women at Auschwitz, named Edith Stein and Edith Steiner?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 10:24 am

Sometimes it is possible to find the light of love even in the darkest of times. Like Edith Steiner who was just 20 when she barely escaped death while being held at the Auschwitz concentration camp by the Nazis. John Mackay, the then-23-year-old Scottish soldier who saved Edith, is still with her celebrating their 71st Valentine’s Day together. Edith and her mother were the only remaining members of their family who had not been sent to the gas chambers which meant certain death. But they were saved by a commando team – which Mackay was a part of – that freed a number of Jewish prisoners from the clutches of the Nazis in Poland.

Sometimes it is possible to find the light of love even in the darkest of times. Like Edith Steiner [shown above] who was just 20 when she barely escaped death while being held at the Auschwitz concentration camp by the Nazis. John Mackay [shown above], the then-23-year-old Scottish soldier who saved Edith, is still with her celebrating their 71st Valentine’s Day together.
Edith and her mother were the only remaining members of their family who had not been sent to the gas chambers which meant certain death. But they were saved by a commando team – which Mackay was a part of – that freed a number of Jewish prisoners from the clutches of the Nazis in Poland.

End quote from this news article: http://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/viral-and-trending/140217/auschwitz-survivor-spends-71st-valentines-day-with-her-rescuer.html

I didn’t know that Scottish soldiers liberated Auschwitz. Stupid me!

I wrote about the liberation of Auschwitz on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/Articles/Liberation.html

The following quote is from my website:

The Auschwitz main camp, the Birkenau death camp and the Monowitz labor camp were liberated by soldiers of the Soviet Union in the First Army of the Ukrainian Front, under the command of Marshal Koniev, on January 27, 1945.

End quote

How could I have been so wrong! Now I know that it was actually Scottish soldiers who liberated Auschwitz — NOT!

 

January 28, 2015

300 survivors attend 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 7:03 am
My 2005 photo of the gate into the Birkenau camp

My 2005 photo of the gate into the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp

Giant tent over the gate into Auschwitz

Giant tent over the gate into Auschwitz-Birkenau

Yesterday, there was a big celebration at Auschwitz-Birkenau to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the infamous death camp.  You can read all about the ceremony here.  I previously blogged about the 2011 ceremony here.

The 2015 celebration was attended by 300 survivors of the camp, who were children when the camp was liberated.

Children who were liberated from Auschwitz show their tattooes

Children who were liberated from Auschwitz-Birkenau

The headline of the news story is

Auschwitz 70th anniversary: Survivors warn of new crimes

This quote is from the BBC news article:

Auschwitz survivors have urged the world not to allow a repeat of the crimes of the Holocaust as they mark 70 years since the camp’s liberation.

“We survivors do not want our past to be our children’s future,” Roman Kent, born in 1929, told a memorial gathering at the death camp’s site in Poland.

Some 300 Auschwitz survivors returned for the ceremony under a giant tent.

Some 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, were killed there between 1940 and 1945, when Soviet troops liberated it.  […]

Ronald S Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, told the commemoration: “Jews are targeted in Europe once again because they are Jews…

Once again young Jewish boys are afraid to wear yarmulkes [skullcaps] on the streets of Paris, Budapest, London and even Berlin.”

What a revolting development this is!  Jews are not safe anywhere in Europe.  Why does everyone hate the Jews, who have never done anyone any harm?

 

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