One keeps coming across the notion that the Holocaust could maybe do with getting less coverage than it does. Here below, there is less coverage of the fate that befell so many than it would get if I were to give it even more coverage.
Frieda was born and raised in Dobsina, a small town in Czechoslavakia. She was a teenager when the Nazis took her and her mother, Bela, captive.
Her son, Irv Levy, said, "After she was taken from her home by the Nazis, an officer asked her if the young-looking woman next to her was her sister or her mother.
"She answered innocently and honestly that she was her mother. Upon hearing that, the guards took her mother away and she never saw her again.
"When she asked a woman later where her mother was, the woman pointed at the smoke billowing from a nearby smokestack."
That was a horror that would never leave her.
15. Ben Lesser:
"When I got out of Dachau, I weighed 65 pounds," he said.
Despite barely clinging to life, he was able to walk up to the Allied soldiers. His skeletal body shut down the next day. He spent about three months in a coma.
He [Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov] said he hoped Israel would join Bulgaria in seeking to commemorate the heroism of the Bulgarians who prevented the deportation of Bulgaria's almost 50 000 Jews to the death camps of the Nazi Holocaust in 1943 even though back then Bulgaria was technically allied to Hitler's Nazi Germany.
"There are circles around the world attempting to distort, interpret, comment on history. But Bulgaria is a nation that saved all of its Jews under Hitler, and that was thanks to the entire Bulgarian nation,"...
"[It was possible] thanks to the fact that [the entire nation] rose as a wall, thanks to the parliamentarians, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, the Bulgarian intellectuals, the entire people," Borisov said.
(For an index to the whole series, see here)