"Nahum Meck, the only Jew hanged in the Kovno ghetto, was publicly executed after having fired a gun into the air when caught trying to escape from the ghetto. According to Leib Garfunkel, deputy chairman of the Jewish Council, Meck was en route to a meeting with a group of Lithuanians interested in smuggling Jews to Sweden in exchange for large sums of money." The mother and sister of Meck were executed the next day at IX Fort.

"Nahum Meck, the only Jew hanged in the Kovno ghetto, was publicly executed after having fired a gun into the air when caught trying to escape from the ghetto. According to Leib Garfunkel, deputy chairman of the Jewish Council, Meck was en route to a meeting with a group of Lithuanians interested in smuggling Jews to Sweden in exchange for large sums of money." The mother and sister of Meck were executed the next day at IX Fort.

The Einsatzgruppen in action.

The Einsatzgruppen in action.

Execution of prisoners, most of them Jewish, in the forest near Buchenwald concentration camp. Germany, 1942 or 1943.

Execution of prisoners, most of them Jewish, in the forest near Buchenwald concentration camp. Germany, 1942 or 1943.

Bericha (The escape).

Bericha (The escape).

This was found in the personal album of an Einsatzgruppen soldier. It was labelled on the back “The last Jew of Vinnitsa”. All 28,000 of the Jews living there were killed at the time

This was found in the personal album of an Einsatzgruppen soldier. It was labelled on the back “The last Jew of Vinnitsa”. All 28,000 of the Jews living there were killed at the time

Holocaust Picture: Jewish Men Being Forced to Dig Their Own Graves Before Being Executed

The 20th Century

Holocaust Picture: Jewish Men Being Forced to Dig Their Own Graves Before Being Executed

Charred corpses lie along the electrified fence at Erla Camp No. 3, a subcamp of Buchenwald.  These corpses are probably those of would-be escapees, though the lethal charge in the fence was an easy and relatively painless option for suicides. One out of four people passing through the entrance of Buchenwald never left.

Charred corpses lie along the electrified fence at Erla Camp No. 3, a subcamp of Buchenwald. These corpses are probably those of would-be escapees, though the lethal charge in the fence was an easy and relatively painless option for suicides. One out of four people passing through the entrance of Buchenwald never left.

Bergen Belsen, Germany, General Glyn Hughes watching the camp burning, after liberation, May 1945.

Bergen Belsen, Germany, General Glyn Hughes watching the camp burning, after liberation, May 1945.

Mauthausen, Austria, 1945, View of the camp, at the time of liberation.

Mauthausen, Austria, 1945, View of the camp, at the time of liberation.

Gardelegen, Germany, 1945, Corpses of Jewish inmates in a burnt barn.

Gardelegen, Germany, 1945, Corpses of Jewish inmates in a burnt barn.

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