Holocaust

Stanisława Leszczyńska: The Midwife Who Saved More Than 3,000 at Auschwitz

The story of Stanisława Leszczyńska is one that revolves not only around the horrors of the Holocaust, but also around Catholicism and the Polish people of the day. Leszczyńska’s account is both courageous and heroic, to be sure, but it additionally gives us a glimpse into daily life at both Auschwitz and under the Nazi …

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Euthanasia Program

The Nazi Euthanasia Program (Aktion T4)

Before the most gruesome aspects of the Holocaust, Germany began to implement other ways of “cleansing” its population. One of the programs used for such purposes was called Aktion T4 (though the name was introduced at a later date), more commonly known as the Nazi’s euthanasia program. The Merciful Death Though some Germans called the program the …

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Prussian Blue Staining on Walls of Typical Delousing Chamber

Lack of Prussian Blue Staining on the Walls of Gas Chambers

The Holocaust (which occurred during World War II, from 1939 to 1945) involved systematic murder and was the deadliest genocide in history. Nazi Germany erected concentration camps (also called “death camps”) that were equipped with gas chambers, at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Belzec, Chełmno, Majdanek, Sobibór, and Treblinka. In this paper a detailed chemical approach has been applied to the investigation …

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