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HOLOCAUST OF THE JEWS 1939-45 View the Holocaust materials below – for some you must be connected to the web – and then answer this question : You and your non-Jewish spouse with young children are living in central Europe in 1943, and you knew what is happening to Jews: What would you do if one night there was a knock at your door and you found a Jewish wife and husband with two small children standing there, asking to be hidden? Think about it carefully. If you hide them and are caught, you, your spouse and children would be severely punished, perhaps with death. At the same time, you know that if you close the door on them, they will be surely sent to the gas chamber and crematorium. Write your answer to your e-mail group, and then discuss by e-mail what you and your fellow students wrote, saying what you agree and/or disagree with, and why. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Eyewitness description from documents at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials in the late 1940s . Usually a number of Jewish men in an area were made to dig a very large pit, perhaps as large as half a football field and twenty yards deep - deep enough to hold 10,000 bodies. The Jews were usually marched there in groups of about 500, made to take their clothes off and put them in separate piles (shirts, dresses, pants, women’s underwear, children’s different clothes .... ). Then they were marched in groups of twenty or so down in to the pit, made to scramble, slip, and slide over the dead and dying bodies already there to a spot designated by an SS guard sitting on the edge of the pit with his legs dangling over the edge, with a cigarette in his mouth and a submachine gun in his lap. The Jewish men, women and children were told to lie down, and then were shot. Then the next batch was ordered up in the same manner, until all were dead.
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Hungarian Jew Shot At Pit of Thousands of Murdered Jews
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BURNING CHILDREN ALIVE! .... When the Hungarian Jews arrived we used a music camouflage. At the time, the children were burned on big piles of wood. The crematoria could not work at the time, and therefore, the people were just burned in open fields with those grills, and also children were burned among them. Children were crying helplessly and that is why the camp administration ordered that an orchestra be made by 100 inmates and should play. They played very loud all the time. They played the “Blue Danube” or “Rosamunde,” so that even the people in the city of Auschwitz could not hear the screams. Without the orchestra thy would have heard the screams of horror .... Even the people two kilometers from there could hear those screams, namely that came from the transports of children. The children were separated from their parents, and then they were put to section III camp. Maybe the number of children was several thousand.
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  • Fall '12
  • TerryRey
  • Judaism, 1944, Persian Jews, Fort VII Jews

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