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6 December 1903 | A Polish Jew, Mendel Samuel Wolf, was born in Ołpiny. Watchmaker. In #Auschwitz from 12 December 1941. No. 24366 He perished in the camp on 26 December 1941.
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6 December 1918 | Nikolay Bukhtyarov was born. A Soviet army soldier. In #Auschwitz from October 1941. No. R-402 (Soviet army soldier) He perished in the camp on 24 November 1941.
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6 December 1912 | A Pole, Mieczysław Pawłowski, was born in Chromanice. A butcher. In #Auschwitz from 27 March 1942. No. 27354 He perished in the camp on 23 June 1942.
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5 December 1897 | A Czech Roma, Franz Daniel, was born in Osvětimany. A worker. In #Zigeunerlager (Gypsy camp) in #Auschwitz II-Birkenau from 19 March 1943. No. Z-4769 He perished in the camp on 28 July 1943.
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5 December 1920 | A Czech, Alois Kucera, was born in Stražisko. In #Auschwitz from 31 January 1942. No. 26243 He perished in the camp on 30 June 1942.
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5 December 1944 | A Gehölz-Abbruchkommando was formed at the Auschwitz II-Birkenau. 50 female prisoners worked near gas chamber and crematorium IV & V. They cleared and covered with turf the pits which had been created for burning corpses of people murdered in gas chambers.
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A Polish Jew, Aron Safier. He was a clerk from Tarnobrzeg. He perished in #Auschwitz on 5 December 1941. He was 34 years old.
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5 December 1886 | A Czech Jew, Adolf Běhavý, was born in Jičín. He was deported to #Auschwitz from #Theresienstadt ghetto on 16 October 1944. He did not survive.
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December 5 is the #InternationalVolunteerDay. We wish to thank all our past, present (and future) volunteers who dedicate their time, energy and abilities to help us and who support the mission of the @AuschwitzMuseum.
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5 December 1943 | A transfer transport of 1,200 prisoners & POWs arrived at #Auschwitz from Flossenbürg. They were to be sent to gas chambers but instead they were kept at BIIa sector in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. 80 weakest people were left on icy ground & water was poured on them.
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5 December 1924 | A Pole, Marian Zgórniak, was born in Gorlice. In #Auschwitz from 19 January 1943. No. 90788 In 1944 he was transferred to Gross-Rosen. He survived.
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5 December 1920 | A Polish Jew, Natan Klotz, was born in Nowy Sącz. In #Auschwitz from 12 December 1941. No. 24301 He perished in the camp on 21 February 1942.
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5 December 1898 | A Polish Jew, Jakub Stieglitz, was born in Niebylec. An art historian. In #Auschwitz from 5 May 1942. No. 34793 He perished in the camp on 4 June 1942.
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5 December 1911 | Jakov Akishin was born. A Soviet army soldier. In #Auschwitz from October 1941. No. R-1012 (Soviet prisoner of war) He perished in the camp on 29 December 1941.
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5 December 1935 | Dutch Jewish girl Annie Koekoek was born in Amsterdam. In September 1944 she was deported to #Auschwitz and murdered in a gas chamber after the selection.
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Over 400 thousand people were registered at #Auschwitz as prisoners. Two largest groups were Jews of different nationalities (separate category, some 200k) and Poles (some 140k). Our podcast discusses the situation of Polish & Jewish prisoners in the camp. anchor.fm/auschwitz-memorial…
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5 December 1900 | A Pole, Lucjan Grabowski, was born in Garwolin. In #Auschwitz from 30 January 1942. No. 26105 He perished in the camp on 15 March 1942.
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