Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz Themes

Lucette Matalon Lagnado
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Holocaust

The Holocaust was the systemic execution of Jews by Germans during World War II. Many concentration camps were built and run during this time where Jewish families were taken to either work or be killed. Auschwitz-Birkenau was only one of many concentration camps created and run during this time period.

Often Jews would be sent to the concentration camps in cattle cars, often stuffed so tightly into the cars that the people would have to stand for days at a time. Many of the Jews would die during this trip from suffocation or suicide. Mothers would kill their babies to save them from the horrors of starvation. When the Jews would arrive at the camps, someone would decide who would live and who would die. Many who lived would be put to work for no money and often very little food. Those who were to die were sent...

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