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The most chilling photograph ever taken, the Death Gate at Auschwitz II Birkenau

  Pictured is the Death Gate at Auschwitz II Birkenau  More than 1.1million people were killed at infamous Nazi death camp Auschwitz before liberation by the Red Army in 1945. When I visited Auschwitz/Birkenua it was not the Auschwitz camp that … Continue reading

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Alice Herz-Sommer: pianist and oldest known Holocaust survivor dies aged 110

Concert pianist said that optimism and discipline helped her survive two years in concentration camp  Alice Herz-Sommer, who has died at the age of 110. She spent two years in the Theresienstadt concentration camp during the Holocaust. Photograph: Sophia Evans … Continue reading

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Have we learned nothing from the past…………….?

Anti-Semitism ‘on the rise’ say Europe’s Jews Swastikas and slogans were daubed near a synagogue in Salzwedel, Germany Many Jews in Europe say anti-Semitism is increasing, particularly on the internet, according to a survey by the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency … Continue reading

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People who are resilient and overcome adversity live longer…………….

How overcoming adversity DOES help you live longer: Men who survived the Holocaust outlive Jewish men of the same age Research by Haifa University disproves a common belief that psychological trauma shortens life expectancy by damaging the victims’ DNA It … Continue reading

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Perhaps there is some sanity in the world after all!

Muslim leaders from around the world have taken part in an unprecedented trip to Germany and Poland to see and hear for themselves about the horrors of the Jewish Holocaust. The 11 imams, sheiks and religious teachers from nine countries … Continue reading

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