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The original photo is the one with the man standing on the right, which is available from the National Archives as used in high resolution on Wikipedia. The New York Times version, with the man on the right missing, was manipulated by the New York Times. This is a photo used in conspiracy theories. The alternative version in higher resolution was indeed ...


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Short answer – it was less "hiring" and more "drafting". No pre-screening happened that I could find evidence of (well, except for the general "has to be a good Nazi" principle, which might count towards that), but being soft on incarcerated was strongly discouraged, which led to a predictable result of "refining" the most harsh guard possible. The camps ...


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I found it (by googling in Dutch rather than English). In English, the atrocity is referred to as the Bunker Tragedy, as summarised by Wikipedia: The Bunker Tragedy or the Bunkerdrama was an atrocity committed by the staff at the Herzogenbusch concentration camp (also known as Kamp Vught) in the Netherlands, in January 1944 during World War II. Events ...


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I decided to pay what was needed1 to get past the paywall, and can confirm that the man on the right is not in the image in the May 6th, 1945 New York Times Magazine article titled "The World Must Not Forget". Here's a screenshot of the image from the article: The photo was also published a week earlier, on April 29th, in the New York Times proper ...


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Though it is going to be difficult to address information of which we only have your memory of a video as evidence of, I may have found information which matches your claim, and a possible explanation. (Again exceedingly difficult to know if this is relevant, but in this situation...) A publication came up through searching, Theresienstadt 1941-1945: The ...


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I have not found information relating directly to this individual child you ask about, but there is other discussion of imprisoned children coping with the horrors around them through play. A blog site article Kids, the Holocaust, and “Inappropriate” Play discusses this topic, and brings up a couple of references you might find enlightening, Children and ...


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This question is almost a mirror of the more usual one about the defense that supposedly "decent" people were committing atrocities only under duress. The answer to that question is that usually people could avoid participation in atrocities, doing so might limit their promotion chances, or put them to the frontlines where armed enemies would shoot at them,...


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Analysis at the level of personal narratives will be counter productive. Both systems combined "industrial" and "punitive" (punishment) systems. Both industrial systems followed an internal logic of productivity, to the point of literally paying their prisoners, wether in subsistence, kind or coin. Both systems did not know a method of ...


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Looks to me like a case of many compounding effects. Firstly, Mala vs Malka. Polish WP entry (and the English one for that matter) both signify that her formal name was Malka Zimetbaum, but she was known as Mala. In this case, the SS used the formal name in a telegram about her while the article has chosen the more friendly method of referring to her. ...


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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has a page titled, Documenting Numbers of Victims of the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution which contains some good estimates, and also details that may help explain why it is do difficult to obtain good estimates for the number of people murdered by the Nazis. Why is it hard to estimate the number of people murdered?...


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Yes, there are two versions of the picture, one with Simon Toncman edited out. And the editing is easily detectable. Why? The obvious conclusion is that it's because he's showing more crotch than someone considered appropriate. Odd how the obscenity of those emaciated bodies was OK, but any hint of a crotch was verboten. But people are funny like that. ...


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