On this day in 1945 the Soviet Troops liberated Auschwitz. January 27 is the allocated date by the UN to remember the Holocaust.
But rather then remembering all those millions, who were murdered by an evil ideology and regime by the Nazis, I will focus on just one of those millions.
Ralph Ronald Belinfante would have turned 85 today, he was born on 27 January, but was murdered on October 15, 1944 in Auschwitz aged 8.
This is the timeline of his short life
Born January 27,1936 in Wijk aan Zee in the Netherlands
18 May 1943 transported to Westerbork, although I am not certain of that date, But is the date on te card above and I believe that is the card used for Westerbork.
February 26,1944 transported from Westerbork to Theresienstadt(Terezin)
October 4,1944 Transported from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz
October 15 ,1944 murdered in Auschwitz
But Ralph wasn’t just a person with a timeline, he was a young boy who loved to play with his friends and siblings. A young boy who could have grown up to be a productive member of society, A doctor, a plumber, a sales man, a father, a husband, a grand father an uncle, a friend.