They were not a number but Human beings

History of Sorts

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One of the most disturbing aspects of the Holocaust,aside from the obvious, is the fact that the victims were reduced to numbers.

In the camps they were designated numbers. When they died they were a number in the overall number of victims and even after the war they were statistics.

But of course they weren’t numbers .each one of them was a living Human being made of flesh and blood. Someone’s mother,father,brother,sister,grandfather,grandmother,son,daughter,grandson, granddaughter,niece,nephew or just friend or neighbor. I deliberately listed them out separately to highlight the fact they were living souls.

Following are just some accounts of human beings that became victims and were treated as if they weren’t humans.

A German soldier searches a pocket of an arrested civilian who may be a Roma (Gypsy). His disheveled appearance suggests tha the was forced to pull his pants down to prove that he was not a Jew. The photograph…

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