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November 7, 2016

Holocaust survivor Nesse Godin is back in the news

Holocaust survivor Nesse Godwin

Holocaust survivor Nesse Godwin was honored at the US Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC

I previously blogged about Nessie Godwin at

The following quote is from a recent news article in the Stars and Stripes newspaper:

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A Holocaust survivor [Nesse Godwin] was honored by the US Naval Academy in Annapolis on Wednesday for her 20 years of teaching cadets about the Nazi genocide, the US Armed Forces newspaper Stars and Stripes reported.

At a ceremony at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, Nesse Godin, 88, was presented the Meritorious Public Service Award  for her lectures to midshipmen about their “professional and individual responsibility to make ethical decisions and help prevent genocide and mass atrocities in the future.”

Godin, a Silver Spring, Maryland resident originally from Siauliai, Lithuania, was imprisoned in several concentration camps, and her father lost his life in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. Her mother and two brothers survived.

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Note that this woman’s father was killed in the gas chambers [plural] of Auschwitz. How many gas chambers did it take to kill him?

My 2005 photo of the Auschwitz gas chamber

My 2005 photo of Auschwitz gas chamber

Why did the Nazis give up and not try to gas the mother and her three children? Did they run out of gas chambers?

The article continues with this quote:

“After the war, Godin married a Polish Holocaust survivor, and they immigrated to the United States the 1950s.”

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