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February 19, 2016

Former Auschwitz guard Reinhold Henning on trial in Germany

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, World War II — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 8:08 am
Hungarian Jews walking to the gas chamber with no supervision

Hungarian Jews walking to the gas chamber with no supervision, carrying their pails

Hungarian women who have been selected to work at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Hungarian women, who were selected to work at Auschwitz-Birkenau, had their heads shaved

The headline below is on top of an article about Reinhold Henning, a former German soldier, who is currently on trial in Germany, accused of being an accessory to the murder of Jews in the Holocaust.

Canadian Holocaust survivor to testify at trial of former Auschwitz guard

This quote is from the news article: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/canadian-holocaust-survivor-to-testify-at-trial-of-former-auschwitz-guard/article28792520/

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After Max Eisen was deported to Auschwitz in 1944, his mother and three siblings were immediately gassed and the 15-year-old boy was assigned to a gruelling work unit draining marshland outside the [Auschwitz-Birkenau] camp. [Reinhold Henning was a guard at the Auschwitz 1 camp]

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Mr. Eisen is [currently] in the old German town of Detmold, where he will testify on Thursday morning, one of several Canadian Holocaust survivors expected to take the stand in one of the last Auschwitz court cases, the trial of 94-year-old Reinhold Hanning, [Henning] a former guard.

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Mr. [Reinhold] Henning admits he was a guard in the infamous camp in occupied Poland, but says he was posted at Auschwitz I, which was first set up as a concentration camp in 1940, rather than the Birkenau satellite camp, where the mass gassing took place in later years.

His time in the camp overlaps with the most murderous phase in Auschwitz history, when more than 430,000 Hungarian Jews were deported in the summer of 1944. Three quarters of them were sent to the gas chambers on arrival.

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The former guards being prosecuted  [including Reinhold Henning] are in their 90s. The survivors, then children or teenagers, are in their 80s. The youngest [survivor], Montrealer Angela Orosz, is 71. She was born in Auschwitz one month before it was liberated in January, 1945.

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Wait a minute! Angela Orosz was “born in Auschwitz.”  How is that possible?  Men and women were housed in separate barracks in separate sections at Auschwitz. Besides that, if women became pregnant at Auschwitz, the babies were immediately killed, by the Nazis, as soon as they were born. Everyone knows that!

Hungarian Jews who have just arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Hungarian Jews who have just arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau in May 1944

I wrote about the deportation of the Hungarian Jews on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/Articles/HungarianJews.html