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19 September 1929 | A French Jewish boy, Georges Berger, was born in Saint-Ouen. He arrived at #Auschwitz on 28 August 1942 in a transport of Jews deported from #Drancy. After the selection he was murdered in a gas chamber.
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19 September 1923 | A Polish woman, Irena Bałdys, was born in Strzemieszyce. In #Auschwitz from 25 January 1943. No. 31277 She was transferred to KL Ravensbrück and liberated there.
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19 September 1940 | Witold #Pilecki, a member of the Secret Polish Army, intentionally let himself be caught by German policemen during a roundup in #Warsaw to get arrested & be sent to #Auschwitz to set up a #resistance network there. The mission was a success.
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19 September 1934 | A Dutch Jewish boy, Ise Wilk, was born in Leiden. In December 1942 he was deported to #Auschwitz and murdered in a gas chamber.
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Learn about the fate of Jews deported from the German-occupied Netherlands to Auschwitz: lekcja.auschwitz.org/32_en/ Other lessons: lesson.auschwitz.org
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Zygmunt Wachowski was deported to #Auschwitz in the 1st transport of Polish prisoners. In our podcast Dr. Piotr Setkiewicz - our chief historian - tells about the decision-making process which led to the creation of Auschwitz & about its first prisoners. anchor.fm/auschwitz-memorial…
17 September 1919 | A Pole, Zygmunt Wachowski, was born in Nowe Miasto near Toruń. He was deported to #Auschwitz from Tarnów on 14 June 1940 in the first transport of Poles to the camp. No. 62 In 1941 he was transferred to a Stalag in Toruń. He survived the war.
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19 September 1941 | A French Jewish boy, David Henri Kuperberg, was born in Paris. He arrived at #Auschwitz on 13 February 1943 in a transport of 998 Jews deported from #Drancy. He was among 802 of them murdered in gas chambers after the selection.
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Some 232,000 #children up to the age of 18 (216,000 #Jews, 11,000 #Roma, at least 3,000 Poles, over 1,000 Belarusians, and some Russians, Ukrainians & others) were deported to the German Nazi camp. See our online lesson about children at Auschwitz: lekcja.auschwitz.org/dzieci_…
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19 September 1944 | A new subcamp of #Auschwitz "Charlottengrube" was established in Rydułtowy. The prisoners were employed in coal mining and expansion of the Charlotte coal mine. During the war it belonged to the Hermann Göring Werke. auschwitz.org/en/history/aus…
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19 September 1900 | A Pole, Edward Turno, was born in Końskie. A teacher. In #Auschwitz from 23 May 1941. No. 15807 He perished in the camp on 7 September 1941.
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Learn about the creation of Auschwitz, reasons of incarceration of Poles & the plans of development of Auschwitz into the main camp for prisoners in German-occupied Poland. Online lesson "Poles at KL Auschwitz”: lekcja.auschwitz.org/en_2020…
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19 September 1909 | A Czech Jewish woman, Gertruda Kolischová, was born in Žatec. English language teacher. She was deported to #Auschwitz from #Theresienstadt ghetto on 15 December 1943. She did not survive.
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19 September 1865 | A Jewish man, Abraham Joseph Zousman, was born in Bardichev. He emigrated to Belgium. He arrived at #Auschwitz on 26 October 1942 in a transport of Jews deported from Malines / Mechelen. After the selection he was murdered in a gas chamber.
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19 September 1909 | A Polish Jew, Majer Wajntraub, was born in Radom. A mechanic. In #Auschwitz from 20 February 1942. No. 23106 He perished in the camp on 2 March 1942.
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19 September 1940 | Witold #Pilecki, a member of the Secret Polish Army, intentionally let himself be caught by German policemen during a roundup in #Warsaw to get arrested & be sent to #Auschwitz to set up a #resistance network there. The mission was a success.
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Our lesson summarizes the organization of secret resistance activity that took place at Auschwitz from the very beginning of its operation, including informing the world about the crimes perpetrated in the camp: lekcja.auschwitz.org/en_16_r…
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19 September 1909 | A Pole, Ryszard Maczyński, was born in Kalisz. A doctor. In #Auschwitz from 18 April 1942. No. 31154 He perished in the camp on 21 July 1942.
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