Israel suspends auction of tattoo stamps used in Auschwitz

An Israeli court has banned the auction of tattoo stamps used by the Nazis on prisoners at the Auschwitz death camp amid a protest by Holocaust survivors. Jerusalem-based Tsolman Auctions listed eight stamps formerly used to mark serial numbers on inmates at the notorious Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. “The original stamps were used to tattoo the numbers on the prisoners of Auschwitz. The most shocking element of the Holocaust,” said Zolman’s website, which noted that the group is the largest of only three known groups in the world, AFP reported. The stamps,…

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Movie reveals affair between Auschwitz prisoner, Nazi captor

When Bat-Sheva Dagan first began her duties inside the hellish confines of Auschwitz, she was supervised by SS guards led by a young Nazi officer named Franz Wunsch. Given his position in charge, it wasn’t immediately clear why he spent so much time on the processing floor. But he’d pace the area where Dagan and other Jewish women worked, sorting through the suitcases that had been unloaded from trains bringing in tens of thousands of people to meet their deaths at the camp. Soon, however, the Polish teenager became suspicious…

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