Sunday, 22 July 2012

Polish Jews extermination anniversary

Seventy years ago today the extermination of Polish Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto commenced, when 6000 Jews were taken by rail to Treblinska to be gassed. They had been conned into believing that they were to be relocated to labour camps, and with offers of free food.

The BBC has the story at www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18924842, focussing on the story of one individual, Janina Dawidowicz, who managed to survive.

Chris

Check out my Scotland's Greatest Story research service www.ScotlandsGreatestStory.co.uk
New book: It's Perthshire 1866 - there's been a murder... www.thehistorypress.co.uk/products/The-Mount-Stewart-Murder.aspx (from June 12th 2012)

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