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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
Civilian Józef Wrona help two Jewish prisoners of Auschwitz to escape.… | 4/13
Prisoner of #Auschwitz Maria Chodnikiewicz took care at #Auschwitz of a Jewish woman Hana Kampel. 5/13
#Auschwitz Prisoner Maria Kotarba helped a Jewish prisoner Lena Mańkowska… 6/13
Prisoner Jerzy Pozimski saved in #Auschwitz a Greek Jew Jacob Maestro… 7/13
#Auschwitz prisoner Jerzy Bielecki saved Cyla Cybulska - they escaped from the camp together.… 8/13
Ludwig Wörl protected Jewish prisoners from maltreatment, gave them extra food and clothing and helped many escape the death marches.… 9/13
Dr. Adélaïde Hautval was a prisoner in Auschwitz who treated fellow inmates and refused to assist in the medical experiments.… 10/13
Lorenzo Perrone, a civilian worker in #Auschwitz, risked his life to help save Primo Levi by bringing him food daily for half a year.… 11/13
Dr. Ella Lingens treated fellow prisoners in #Auschwitz and managed to save a number of Jews from the gas chambers.… 12/13
During the Holocaust there were thousands of non-Jews who refused to be passive in the face of the evil, helping & rescuing Jews, often at risk to their own lives and the lives of their families. We remember them to teach responsibility for the world we live in today. 13/13

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Apr 16, 2018
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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Mar 12, 2018
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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