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28 de julio de 1941: Llega a #Auschwitz una comisión especial para seleccionar a reclusos en el.marco del "Programa de #Euthanasia" para enfermos incurables, ampliado en 1940 para abarcar a judíos y en 1941 a reclusos de campos de concentración. 1/3
El Comité inspecciona a minusválidos, personas con defectos físicos y a enfermos incurables que fueron elegidos por la administración del campo con el pretexto dectrasladarles a otro campo en el que el trabajo fuera más fácil. Eligen a 573 reclusos, la mayoría polacos. 2/3
Añadieron al grupo a otros dos reclusos que eran criminales alemanes. 575 reclusos fueron enviados a #Sonnenstein. Los reclusos fueron gaseados en una sala en la que se introdujo monóxido de carbono por las duchas. 3/3
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28 July 1941 | A special commission arrived at #Auschwitz to select prisoners within the framework of the "#Euthanasia Program" for the incurably ill, extended in 1940 to Jews and in the middle of 1941 to prisoners of concentration camps. 1/3
The committee inspected all invalids, cripples and incurably ill who had been chosen by the camp administration under the pretext of transferring them to another camp for easier work. 573 prisoners, most of them Poles, were chosen. 2/3
Two more German criminal prisoners were added to the group. 575 prisoners were sent to #Sonnenstein. The prisoners were gassed in a room where carbon monoxide was introduced through the showerheads. 3/3
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16 April 1947 | SS-Obersturmbannführer Rudolf Höss, the first commandant of the German #Auschwitz camp was hanged after he was sentenced to death by the Supreme National Tribunal in Warsaw. [Thread - 1/9]
Rudolf Höss was born in Baden-Baden on 25 November 1901. He joined the Nazi Party in 1922 and the SS in 1934. He started his career in Dachau in December 1934, then he worked in KL Sachsenhausen.ö… 2/9
In May 1940 Rudolf Höss was appointed by Heinrich Himmler as the commandant of a new concentration camp created in occupied Polish territory annexed to the Third Reich - Auschwitz. 3/9
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A crazy week deserves a break. These stories show that decency, caring and speaking truth to power also happened this week, and sometimes justice just did prevail. Welcome to #Recharge. Image: Sunrise & salty mist by J.K. Putnam @AcadiaNPS 👇🏽 /1 #Maine
Another Victory: With hundreds of teachers chanting, Kentucky lawmakers overturned a GOP governor’s veto on Friday to increase spending on public education… #Recharge /2
“You didn’t know that I jumped off the train?” Childhood friends, he was 10; she was 13. Her family escaped west to freedom. The Nazis sent his to #Auschwitz . 76 years later, they reunited in L.A. ...… #Holocaust /3
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March 24 - the anniversary of the murder of the Ulma family executed in 1944 for hiding Jews - is today in Poland the National Day of Remembrance of Poles who saved Jews during German occupiation. See this thread to learn 11 stories of Righteous linked with #Auschwitz. 1/13
#Auschwitz prisoner Jerzy Radwanek helped many Jews in the camp.… 2/13
Former #Auschwitz prisoners Władysław Bartoszewski and Zofia Kossak-Szczucka were honoured for their work in "Żegota" - the Polish Council to Aid Jews… 3/13
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12 March 1943 | 14-year old Polish girl Czesława Kwoka (camp no. 26947) was murdered in #Auschwitz with a phenol injection into the heart. She was deported by Germans from Zamość region as part of their plan of creating „living space” in the east. [a thread - 1/4]
According to the testimony of a survivor Wilhelm Brasse, who took the registration picture of Czesława Kwoka, just before it was taken, the girl was beaten by one of the guards. In the picture you can see the cut in her lip. 2/4
Czesława Kwoka was born on 15 August 1928 in Wólka Złojecka, a village in Zamość region. She arrived at #Auschwitz on 13 December 1942 in a transport of 318 women. Her mother Katarzyna was also deported. She received number 26949 & perished in the camp on 18 February 1943. 3/4
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