Auschwitz

Born in Felsozsolca, Hungary, Irene was one of nine children born to Herman and Chaya Adel Wieder. Herman Wieder was a Chassidic rabbi and the central Jewish leader of Komådi, Hungary. In 1943, Nazi’s incarcerated Irene and her family in concentration camps spread through Eastern Europe. Her sister Jaffa survived, as did her brother David, […]

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It was not until May 1944, when the Hungarian Jews were deported, that Auschwitz-Birkenau became the site of the largest mass murder in modern history and the epicenter of the Final Solution. In 1942, there were 2.7 million Jews murdered by the Nazis, including 1.6 million at the Operation Reinhard camps, but only 200,000 Jews […]

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