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The Big Picture: Commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day

The children in these photographs, Frieda, Silvain and Claude, were among those murdered by the Nazis in Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Frieda Jungst, 5, was in two transports of 1,555 Jews deported from Melines and Mechelen in Belgium on 18 January 1943. After selection, 387 men & 81 women were registered. The remaining 1,087 people were murdered in gas chambers. Among them was Frieda. All photos: Auschwitz Memorial

These three children were all murdered by the Nazis in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Their photographs are published here to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom HaShoah) today.

Belgian Jewish boy Silvain Melzer from Antwerp. Murdered in a gas chamber alongside his brother Rene. at Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp on 18 January 1943.
The same day Frieda (main image) was murdered, 18 January 1943, a French Jewish boy, Claude Alexandre, was born in Lyon. In August 1944 he was deported to Auschwitz and murdered in a gas chamber after selection.

Photographs and information from Auschwitz Memorial Twitter feed @AuschwitzMuseum.

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