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Unusual Jewish Escape Route In 1940

Meet Chaja Szkop (Polish spelling,later would have been spelled Chaya Shkop) from Bransk, born in Bielsk Podlaski in the Bialystok region of the Polish border. She would have been 26 years old at the outbreak of the War, was unmarried,…

Chiune Sugihara UNESCO Project

SUGIHARA UNESCO PROJECT

Chiune Sugihara UNESCO Project Yaotsu, Gifu prefecture, Japan – Sugihara’s birthplace, where also the Chiune Sugihara Memorial Hall is located As you may know, UNESCO’s Memory of the World Program is a United Nations initiative to safeguard the documentary heritage…

A Boy In Nazi Occupied Netherlands

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After May 1940, the good times were few and far between: first there was the war, then the capitulation and then the arrival of the Germans, which is when the trouble started for the Jews. Our freedom was severely restricted…