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A group of Jehovah's Witnesses in their camp uniforms after liberation.
Jehovah's Witnesses were subjected to intense persecution under the Nazi regime. The Nazis targeted Jehovah's Witnesses because they were unwilling to accept the authority of the state, because of their international connections, and because they were strongly opposed to both war on behalf of a temporal authority and organized government in matters of conscience.
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Mapa de Madagascar expuesto en Arte Canal
So what does a tropical island have to do with European antisemitism? Religious hostility to Jews had been present in Christian Europe for centuries – with people wrongly blaming Jewish people for the death of Jesus. But by the late 1800s a dangerous new idea was taking hold: that Jews were not just a religious...
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Auschwitz
Today, more than ever, #WeRemember all of them: Jews, Poles, Roma, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, political enemies of the German Nazi regime, criminal prisoners, people with disabilities...
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Solomon y su mujer Perla
Solomon was born near Oświęcim in 1896 and married his wife Perla in 1923. Not long after, they moved to Antwerp in Belgium where Perla made clothes that Solomon would sell.
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Escritorio de los Haberfeld
Before the Second World War and the Nazi Holocaust, Oswiecim was a peaceful Polish town on the bank of the Vistula; a reasonably prosperous place from which few people outside of Central Europe had heard and where more than half of its 10,000 inhabitants were Jews.
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