His parents, siblings and more than 70 members of his family had been murdered, most at the Chelmno
death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.
My late father, Charles Slucki (Sluggo), used to tell me that April 19, the start of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, is a heylige date, or holy day, his Yom Kippur; that even though he remembered the victims of the Holocaust every day, including his father's first wife and two sons killed at Chelmno
, it was on April 19 that he really paused to think about what it meant to honor their memories, and to think about how we ought to apply whatever lessons we might draw from the actions of the heroic fighters in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Yolen acknowledged the balancing act in an author's note for "Briar Rose," which is set at the Chelmno
extermination camp in Poland.
Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest of the camps in occupied Poland - others included Treblinka, Sobibor and Chelmno
Of those children, 81 were slaughtered in gas vans at the Chelmno
During the exercise, the 361st MRBC participated with bridging units of other armies to conduct a tactical river-crossing operation at Chelmno
in 1938), her uncle (Kurt Cohn, who fled to Australia in 1938), her aunt (Anneliese Frohlich, who died in 1942 at the Chelmno
extermination camp) and her aunt's brother (Robert Frohlich, who died in 1942 at the Chelmno
After the Wannsee Conference in January 1942, the Nazis began the systematic deportation of Jews from all over Europe to six extermination camps in former Polish territory - Chelmno
, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Majdanek.
The region, whose Latin-derived name refers to a location 'along a sea', encompasses almost the whole southern shore of the Baltic Sea, from Recknitz River near Stralsund in the west to the delta of Vistula River near Gdansk in the east, and Chelmno
Land in the south.
The experienced Duo Granat has performed at several international festivals, including Arsenal Evenings in Wroclaw, Chopin Meetings in Antonin, Summer festival of Chelmno
with the Prima Vista string quartet, Summer festival in Lublin in Poland, and Musicales de Dourdan in France.
Most of the community perished at Chelmno
in the spring and summer of 1942.