The deportation of the 95-year-old former concentration camp guard, Jakiw Palij, came 25 years after investigators first confronted him about his World War II past and he admitted lying to get into the US, claiming he spent the war as a farmer and factory worker. Palij lived quietly in the US for years, as a draftsman and then as a retiree, until nearly three decades ago when investigators found his name on an old Nazi roster and a fellow former guard spilled the secret that he was "living somewhere in America". Palij told Justice Department investigators who showed up at his door in 1993: "I would never have received my visa if I told the truth. Everyone lied." A judge stripped Palij's citizenship in 2003 for "participation in acts against Jewish civilians" while an armed guard at the Trawniki camp in Nazi-occupied Poland and was ordered to be deported a year later. His appeal was denied in 2015. But because Germany, Poland, Ukraine, and other countries refused to take him, he … [Read more...] about US deports 95-year-old former concentration camp guard to Germany
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(CNN)It was February 1945, and the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany had been overrun by typhus. Gena Turgel, then 22, arrived with her mother and began working at the camp's hospital. She didn't know it at the time, but one of her young patients would become famous. The 15-year-old patient, Anne Frank, succumbed to the disease only weeks before British soldiers liberated the camp in April 1945. The girl's diary was later published in more than 60 languages, becoming a landmark account of life during the Holocaust. Turgel, who survived four concentration camps, died last week at 95. "A truly remarkable Holocaust Survivor who sadly passed away last night. Her legacy is our responsibility now," Britain's chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, said last Friday on Twitter. Watch: "I beg you -- don't forget those who are less fortunate than yourselves". pic.twitter.com/4hZBEKYSoO— Chief Rabbi Mirvis (@chiefrabbi) June 8, 2018 Read More Turgel was born in Kraków, Poland … [Read more...] about Holocaust survivor who treated Anne Frank in a concentration camp is dead at 95
Mr Wells, who had the party whip withdrawn last month over criticism of the DUP leadership, was speaking on BBC Radio Ulster's Nolan Show on Wednesday. Around six million Jews died in Concentration Camps run by the far-right Nazi regime during the second world war. The show was holding a discussion on comments from DUP MP Sammy Wilson who said following aborted fetuses were "discarded and put in a bin." Host Stephen Nolan and Mr Wells were joined by journalist Malachi O'Doherty. "What comes across is a huge cultural division between the DUP's attitude to abortion and moral issues and the ordinary British parliamentarian," Mr O'Doherty said. "If the DUP does (see abortion as murder) then you are saying that these people are effectively like the Nazi's, that there's something worse than the holocaust happening in England." "I don't think he's too far wrong," Mr Wells replied. "9.2m people have had their lives terminated through abortion in Britain since 1967, that is actually … [Read more...] about ‘More murdered than Nazi concentration camps’
AUSCHWITZ, the largest of the Nazi death camps, was the scene of the most appalling mass murder in human history. During the Holocaust over a million people – the vast majority of them Jews – lost their lives at the sprawling complex. Here is the history of the concentration camp. Where is Auschwitz? Auschwitz concentration camp was constructed in the suburbs of the Polish city Oświęcim, near the modern nation's southern border, in 1940. The site was already the location of 16 dilapidated buildings, which had previously housed soldiers and workers. After annexing that region of Poland during the early stages of World War Two, by April 1940 the Nazi regime needed somewhere to house to Polish political prisoners, with local jails full. The majority of local residents were evicted to make way for German citizens, and Jewish workers from Oświęcim were forced to lay the foundations of the camp. A month after plans were approved, the first prisoners … [Read more...] about Where is Auschwitz, how many people died in the concentration camp during the Holocaust and can you visit it?
0 Have your say A group of Grantham College students have returned from a ‘life changing’ visit to Poland which saw them visit Auschwitz, the notorious Nazi death camp. Five graphic design students were selected to visit Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps in Krakow earlier this month as part of a two-day all-expenses paid trip organised by Khan Travel and sponsored by the Chesterhill Trust. The group were given a tour of the Jewish ghetto upon arrival followed by a meal at a traditional Polish restaurant before they took a tour around Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps.Marketing manager, Jaz Abeysekera, who accompanied the students on the trip, said: “It’s disturbing to see how people could treat others in such a way. They were no longer treated as humans and were stripped of their basic human rights along with everything else.” The trip proved to be a real eye opener for all the students who attended.Graphic design student, … [Read more...] about Grantham College students visit Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland