The man who gave Oscar Schindler the names of more than 1,000 Jews who he would save during the Holocaust has died at the age of 91. Mietek Pemper was just 19 when the Nazis invaded Poland. Along with many other Jews from Krakow, he was sent to Plaszow concentration camp the Nazis selected him to act as personal typist to its commandant Amon Goeth
"In 1939, right after the Germans invaded, Warsaw began to see trainloads of blonde, blue-eyed children being taken to "Germanization" camps in Germany. Everyone in Warsaw knew about a certain group of women...when the trains pulled in, they tried to convince the German guards to accept bribes in exchange for some of the children." Irena Sendler was one of these women. Later she did everything she could to save Jewish children, including the ones in this photo. (1944)
This is Sigmund Sobolewski. He was the 88th prisoner to enter into Auschwitz. Born to a Catholic family in Poland, Sobolewski was an officer in the Polish Army when Germany invaded the country. He would survive the initial invasion only to be arrested for his father’s anti-Nazi activities. Only 17 years old when he arrived at Auschwitz on the very first transport to the fledgling camp in June of 1940, he would spend the next four and a half years there, until the camp’s liberation in January…
Andrée Peel - Member of the French Resistance, highly decorated woman who risked her life and freedom. She was involved with the dissemination of information to the Allies and for also helping to save more than a 100 Allied pilots. Peel was eventually captured, tortured and finally imprisoned in concentration camps, she miraculously survived and was award many decorations from France, the United Kingdom and the US. She lived until she was 105.
These are the three poisonous vines common to homes in our area - poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. There are lots of natural ways to get rid of it in your yard without using poisonous chemicals. thegardeningcook.com
#PritishSocial Dachau was the first of the Nazi concentration camps opened in Germany, intended to hold political prisoners. Dachau is about 16 km (9.9 mi) northwest of Munich in the state of Bavaria, in southern Germany. Jews, ordinary German and Austrian criminals, and eventually foreign nationals from countries that Germany occupied or invaded, occupied the concentration camp. #TravelBlog