the Nazi invasion these children, Shloimele, Moshe and Tova-Elka,
led a happy life with their parents Yehoshua and Jortse Markovitz Fried.
Here they are posing outside in Veliki Palad.
They were Jewish, and therefore - under Hitler's
rule with murder, violence and terror - they were three of the six million
men, women, and children murdered by the Nazis.
All three were deported and gassed in the death camp Auschwitz.
Auschwitz became the killing centre where the largest numbers of European
Jews were killed. After an experimental gassing there in September 1941 of
850 malnourished and ill prisoners, mass murder became a daily routine.
Extermination was conducted on an industrial scale with several millions
eventually killed through gassing, starvation, disease, shooting, and