It’s their birthday today, but they were murdered before the age of 6.

I was going to do a piece on Nora Italiaander. She would have celebrated her 80th birthday today, but she was murdered on June 4,1943 in Sobibor. She was just aged 2. The picture above is of her death notification issued on the 11th of June 1947, 4 years after her death. But like NoraContinue reading “It’s their birthday today, but they were murdered before the age of 6.”

Ankie Stork- The Stork who delivered 35 Jewish children.

Ankie Stork was a Dutch resistance fighter during the German occupation of the Netherlands. She saved thirty-five Jewish children from the Nazis by hiding them in several locations the town of Nijverdal during World War II. She acted as part of Utrechts Kindercomité,(Utrecht Children Committee) a Dutch resistance group based in Utrecht. Ankie was aContinue reading “Ankie Stork- The Stork who delivered 35 Jewish children.”

Most of them were murdered.

I have to be honest and admit that I am not entirely sure if the title is entirely correct, I am working on presumptions. However they are well founded presumptions. More then 75% of all Dutch Jews were murdered during the Holocaust it is therefore safe to presume that the at least 75% of theseContinue reading “Most of them were murdered.”

The twisted evil mind of Mengele.

People sometimes think that Mengele was the only ‘Doctor’ in Auschwitz, but in fact there were more then a 30 physicians working there. Mengele however was the most notorious one, he also seemed to be the most enthusiastic sicentist, He had a particularly evil mind. I am not going to talk about the experiments becauseContinue reading “The twisted evil mind of Mengele.”

Remembering the innocents.

Every life lost during the Holocaust was an innocent life but the lost lives of Children is what disturbs me the most. I just want to say this blog is not made up of scientific data but just an idea that came up in my head overnight, and thinking of it to me it soundedContinue reading “Remembering the innocents.”

Three Children-Two different realities- One Hate.

There are 2 different pictures in this blog. Both pictures portray children but their reality could not be further apart, yet the were all victim of hate. One because he was murdered because of hate, the others because they were indoctrinated by hate from a very young age. The picture above is of 2 toddlersContinue reading “Three Children-Two different realities- One Hate.”

My heart is broken

I don’t know how often I have seen this picture but it is today it finally broke my heart. I sat down and looked at it for a few minutes. Where before I only saw an woman, probably an elderly woman and 3 children walking towards the gas chambers. What is so utterly disturbing aboutContinue reading “My heart is broken”

Children

The one thing I find hardest to come to terms with in relation to the Holocaust is the murder of the Children, in fact it is something I will never be able to comprehend. I know that some people will say The Nazis did not select children  because they were children, but because they wereContinue reading “Children”

A single rail track.

I took the picture above this morning at about 11:00 am . It is a rail track just around the corner of my home. When I looked at that rail track this morning several thoughts came to mind. Firstly I thought how the railways made such a big change in the lives of ordinary citizens.Continue reading “A single rail track.”

Lodz Ghetto . Children rounded up for deportation to Chelmno extermination camp.

I wanted to change the title of the blog to evoke an emotion, but I figured if this doesn’t hit you in the gut nothing will. It is the actual  title of the picture it is from a public domain. I only changed the names from German into the Polish names. When you don’t knowContinue reading “Lodz Ghetto . Children rounded up for deportation to Chelmno extermination camp.”