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Mon Jul 27, 2020, 05:44 AM

Auschwitz museum employees discover identifying inscription in shoes of children sent to the camp

Employees of the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum discovered handwritten inscriptions in shoes belonging to children who were sent to the Nazi death camp in Poland.

The discoveries were made in the course of efforts to preserve the shoes on display at the museum.

One inscription identified a shoe as belonging to Amos Steinberg, who was born in Prague in 1938 and imprisoned with his parents in the Theresienstadt ghetto in 1942. He was later sent to Auschwitz.

“We can guess that it was most likely his mother who made sure that her child’s shoe was signed,” Hanna Kubik of the museum’s collections department said in a statement Tuesday announcing the findings. “The father was deported in another transport. We know that on October 10, 1944, he was transferred from Auschwitz to the Dachau camp. He was liberated in the Kaufering sub-camp.”

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Behind the Aegis Jul 27 OP
Danmel Jul 27 #1
a la izquierda Jul 27 #2
Fortinbras Armstrong Jul 27 #3
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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 07:46 AM

1. Say their names

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 08:22 AM

2. The most poignant Twitter feed I follow...

Is that of the Auschwitz Museum. Thank you for posting this. It’s on my list of places to see along with the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 08:40 AM

3. My wife and I went to Auschwitz, where my mother's parents were killed.

As we were leaving, she said to me, "Dante got it wrong. What is written over the gates of Hell is not, 'Abandon all hope, you who enter here", but rather, 'Arbeit Macht Frei'."

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 08:49 AM

4. Your wife got it right. nt

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Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:34 AM

5. I'd never heard of the JTA before, it'a a good even handed news source.

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