Posts Tagged ‘perished’

Dr. Finaly, son of a doctor who perished during the Holocaust: I have fulfilled my father’s dream

  Dr. Robert Finaly was born in 1941 in Grenoble, France. In March 1944 his parents were deported to Auschwitz. Robert and his younger brother Gad (Gerald) were placed in the city’s Catholic children’s home. The manager of the institution cared for them but refused to return them to their family after the war, instead […]

Top Italian Soccer Club to Hold Memorial for Trophy-Winning Coach Who Perished in Auschwitz on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Players from Italian Bologna FC after going 1-0 up against Serie A rivals Hellas Verona on Jan 16, 2021. Photo: Reuters/IPA/Sipa USA. One of Italy’s most celebrated soccer clubs will host a memorial on Wednesday for a former championship-winning coach who perished in Auschwitz during World War II, in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. […]

Mississippi historians: Around 20,000 freed slaves perished in barbaric Union Army’s Devil’s Punchbowl encampment

     Say the words concentration camps, and most will surmise the topic surrounds World War II and the Nazis; but the hard labor, constant threat of death, and barbarism these microcosmic hells presented weren’t unique to Adolf Hitler — in just one year, around 20,000 freed slaves perished in the Devil’s Punchbowl — in Natchez, […]

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