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8 April 1940 | French Jewish girl Jacqueline Benguigui was born in . She arrived at on 25 June 1943 in a transport ot 1,018 Jews deported from Drancy. She was among 418 people murdered in a gas chamber after the selection.

8 April 1923 | Slovenian Milan Savić was born. A metal turner. In from 17 October 1941. No. 21832 (political prisoner) He perished on 19 August 1942.

Zigeunerlager in Auschwitz II-Birkenau existed until August 2, 1944. 4,2-4,3 thousand men, women & children were loaded onto trucks and driven to the gas chambers. The prisoners attempted to resist, but the SS crushed their opposition brutally.

Сегодня Международный день ромов. Музей Аушвиц-Биркенау обращается ко всем с просьбой не забывать о судьбе примерно 23 тысяч синти и рома, насильно доставленных в немецкий нацистский концлагерь . Около 21 тысячи из них были убиты⬇️

The remarkable story of a Polish boxer who fought for survival inside Auschwitz will soon hit the big screen. Entitled ‘The Champion’ (Mistrz, in Polish), the film tells the extraordinary story of boxer Tadeusz “Teddy” Pietrzykowski.

8 April 1917 | Tadeusz Pietrzykowski was born. A boxer, pre-war Polish bantamweight champion. He was sent to in the 1st transport of Poles on 14 June 1940. (No. 77). He survived, because for SS men, prisoner fights were an entertainment. Liberated in KL Bergen-Belsen.

8 April 1912 | Czech Karel Vosoust was born in Prostějov. An electric welder. In from 20 May 1942 No. 35987 (criminal prisoner) He perished on 5 September 1942.

8 April 1937 | French Jewish girl Nelly Stopnicki was born in . She arrived at on 2 September 1942 in a transport of 1,000 Jews deported from . She was murdered in a gas chamber. She was 5.

April 8 is the International Roma Day. Please remember & learn about the fate of ca. 23,000 and who were deported to German Nazi camp. Around 21,000 were murdered there.

8 April 1921 | Pole Tadeusz Imiołek was born in Dołuszyce. A hairdresser. In from 10 January 1941. No. 9213 (political prisoner) He survived.

8 April 1878 | Czech Jewish woman Ida Müllerová was born in Prague. In Ghetto from 13 July 1942. Deported to on 15 December 1943. She did not survive.

8 April 1902 | Czech Roma Jan Daniel was born in Osvětimany. In in II-Birkenau from 22 August 1943. No. Z-8652 He perished on 6 December 1943.

8 April 1920 | Pole Leszek Adamus was born in Warsaw. A clerk. In from 15 August 1940. No. 2035 (political prisoner) He perished on 6 January 1942.

8 April 1912 | Pole Jerzy Karwaj was born in Krakow. A chemist. In from 11 June 1942 No. 39920 (political prisoner) Executed by shooting on 31 July 1942.

7 April 1944 | Two Slovak Jews Rudolf Vrba (b. 1924, no. 44070) and Alfred Wetzler (b. 1918, no. 29162) escaped from the German Nazi Auschwitz camp. Read their story in this thread ⬇️

8 April 1927 | Polish Jew Eryk Baruch was born. In from 25 November 1942. No. 77621 Fate unknown.

8 April 1940 | French Jewish girl Jacqueline Benguigui was born in . She arrived at on 25 June 1943 in a transport ot 1,018 Jews deported from Drancy. She was among 418 people murdered in a gas chamber after the selection.

N’oublions jamais. Behind the figures, innocent smiles like this one have been erased forever.

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