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Being Belgian, it's mindboggling to me to see how many homeless people you have there. In the meantime, the 1% richest keep on piling up millions from the stock market. This is NOT what a democracy should look like. Hope #JoeBiden will do something about that. This is inhumane.
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Aafia Siddiqui: The al-Qaida operative, antisemite and Pakistani national hero who inspired the Texas synagogue terrorist @khuldune Opinion haaretz.com/world-news/texas

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1/n The Auschwitz Decree is the decree of ReichsfĂŒhrer SS Heinrich Himmler of December 16, 1942, which ordered the deportation of the Sinti and Roma living within the German Reich in order to keep them as minorities - in contrast to previous individual or collective deportations
January, 1943. A circular issued by the Reich Criminal Police announces that “Half-breed Gypsies, Roma Gypsies and non-German Gypsy families of Balkan background are to be selected" and sent "without any consideration of the degree of miscegenation, family-wise, to Auschwitz".
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2/n to destroy. By 1945, 500,000 people fell victim to the decree in Porajmos (maximum estimate). The decree itself has not survived. However, it is cited as a reference in the following implementing provisions of the Reich Criminal Police Office of January 29, 1943:
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3/n "By order of the ReichsfĂŒhrer SS from December 16, 1942 - Gypsy hybrids, Roma gypsies and non -German blooded members of Gypsy clans of Balkan origin are to be selected according to certain guidelines and sent to a concentration camp in a few weeks. This group of people is
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4/n briefly referred to below as 'Gypsy people'. The briefing takes place in the concentration camp Auschwitz regardless of the degree of mixed race." The express letter was entitled "Instruction of mixed race gypsies, Rome gypsies and Balkan gypsies in a concentration camp."
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This is new: On January 19, 1983, the Bolivian police arrested Klaus Barbie, the butcher of Lyon. German Cancellor Kohl prevented extradition to Germany. Tried in France and found guilty of crimes against humanity, Barbie received a life sentence.
Am 19.1.1983 nahm die bolivianische Polizei Klaus Barbie, den SchlÀchter von Lyon, fest. Kohl verhinderte eine Auslieferung nach Deutschland. In Frankreich vor Gericht gestellt und der Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit schuldig gesprochen erhielt Barbie lebenslÀnglich.
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'One day I hope to have a world where people can put less importance on our artificial identity-based groups... and just look at ourselves as human beings first.' We asked @e_murangwa, survivor of the genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda, what his hopes for #OneDay in the future are
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Don't forget that you can now purchase #books and exhibition #catalogues via the Library's new online shop. Members of the Library can enjoy 10% off all purchases. Explore now! bit.ly/2PIcqjy
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Comparing elected officials to Hitler is inaccurate and offensive. Hear from Holocaust survivors in their own words on why these reckless comparisons are dangerous.
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Hanau, Germany. 1940's. Auction sale of properties left by Jews after their deportation.
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January 19, 1942 | SS Captain Hans Aumeier, transferred from Flössenburg CC, becomes First Camp Commander in #Auschwitz or "LagerfĂŒhrer". He will soon be known for his cruelty towards the prisoners.
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Viele Orte der NS #BĂŒcherverbrennungen habe es erst durch Tips von euch in den Onlineatlas geschafft. Ihr wisst von einer BĂŒcherverbrennung die nicht bei uns verzeichnet ist? Bitte meldet euch bei uns! #NSGedenken #KeinVergessen #digitalhistory #publicscience
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Cowboy Tcherno Bill retweeted
80 Jahre nach der #Wannseekonferenz am 20.01.1942, bei der NS-Behördenchefs die Ermordung der europĂ€ischen JĂŒdinnen und Juden planten, erinnert @hausderwannsee1 mit einer Tagung an den bĂŒrokratisch vollzogenen Abgrund der Barbarei: ghwk.de/de @SenKultEu @BundesKultur
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Visit us & explore our newest temporary exhibition, "In the Country of Numbers, where the men have no names", created by the @GMSachsenhausen, funded by @RLSJoBurg. Learn more about 1938 November pogroms, when over 6,300 Jewish men were taken to Sachsenhausen concentration camp.
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The Drancy camp was run by the Seine police prefecture and overseen by German authorities until 2 July 1943, when the Nazi security services took over.
In 2022, the @ICRC archives and @ArolsenArchives are teaming up to digitize the ‘Drancy file’ from our archives. On our blog, our colleague Marie presents the file and explains why digitizing it matters: blogs.icrc.org/cross-files/t
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Nearly 70,000 people were interned at Drancy between August 1941 and August 1944; from 22 June 1942, the majority were deported to the extermination camps at Auschwitz (around 61,000 people) and Sobibor (around 4,000).
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Less than 900 Jews remained alive in the Lodz ghetto when it was liberated by the Red Army #OTD 19 January 1945. Learn more about the suffering and hardships faced by the Lodz ghetto inhabitants through the music they composed and performed there. ow.ly/Fxvr50HrB9N
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Another fantastic week of on-line events by the good relations team @ANDborough to mark holocaust memorial week. Why not join us on-line for some of the sessions? @HMD_UK @NI_CRC @donnaMackey10
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