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Former German Nazi concentration & extermination camp Auschwitz. Official account. Also at Mastodon (, FB & IN
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Apr 16, 2018 9 tweets 4 min read
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
Mar 24, 2018 13 tweets 8 min read
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
Mar 12, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
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