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pbsthisdayinhistory:

June 14, 1940: Auschwitz Opens

On this day in 1940, the Nazis opened the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.

Nazi records show that tens of thousands of Jews from German-occupied territories were sent to Auschwitz to be executed each month.

Two Auschwitz prisoners, Rudolph Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, were determined to expose the horrors of the Nazi genocide and stop the killing factories forever. To do that, they became the first to escape from the heavily-guarded camp. Read about their escape path and watch Secrets of the Dead’s “Escape from Auschwitz.”

Escape from Auschwitz

Above Image: This map, drawn from Rudolf Vrba’s own account of his escape, traces the two friends’ journey, from Auschwitz to the safety of Slovakia, where they finally revealed the secret purpose of Auschwitz.


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fotojournalismus:

A white rose was placed on barbed wire at the museum of the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz Birkenau on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 marking the 67th anniversary of the liberation of the camp by Soviet troops.

[Credit : Kacper Pempel/Reuters]

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At least 1% of the global population is born Transgendered. At face value this may seem like an “insignificant” percentage. However, only 1% of the global population is Jewish, and yet we do not reject Judaism as a religion.

Actually, less than 1% of the population is Jewish. And being a religion it’s technically a choice, unlike being born Transgendered. So how about we just give everyone the same rights?

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u.s. jews divesting from israel. ›

commonunity:

“Many people who support Israel but oppose its policies feel slammed by the ‘It’s All Good! [and Palestinians Are All Bad] Faction’ if they criticize Israel, even when it’s warranted.”  by bradely burston in haaretz.