Maria Mandl at trial. Mandl’s favorites for execution were children. She enjoyed the selection process for execution so much that she even created an orchestra that would play when prisoners came to the camp and on their way to be executed.
Luise Danz in 1947. There may still be female guards alive to this day. Luise Danz was a guard at several camps in Poland. She was originally sentenced to life in prison but received amnesty several years later. She was re-arrested on new charges in 1996, but the charges were dropped. It’s not known for certain if she is still alive.
Slovak President Andrej Kiska honored June 10 victims killed by the Nazis during World War II in the Czech village of Lidice .
Starving and malnourished men at the liberation of the Santo Tomas internment camp.
Dr. Adelaide "Heidi" Hautval of Strasbourg, France was arrested by the Nazis. Sent to Auschwitz, she witnessed the medical experiments and refused to participate. Transported to Ravensbruck, she again refused to participate in experiments. When the doctor said that Jews were different, she said, “In this camp, many people are different from me. You, for example.” She saved many lives by hiding the condemned as patients and stayed at the camp with Mme Vaillant-Couturier post war to care for…
France, Drancy (?) .- Sammellager / Durchgangslager.- arrested Jews in the detention camp, French policeman standing at gate
Holocaust survivors pass the gate of Auschwitz, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the extermination camp, January 27, 2015 in Oswiecim, Poland (Photo Odd Andersen / afp.com)
Polish Jews are lined up by German soldiers to do forced labor, September 1939.
Holocaust survivors went to Auschwitz-Birkenau (Poland) on January 26, the eve of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the extermination camp.
Warsaw Uprising: Battalion “Pięść” defend barricade in Śródmieście district.