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The Fried Children
Lolush Gerstner
Jiri Mautner
Pinchas Kohn
Eva Münzer
Little Chaim
Eva Nemova
Eva Heyman
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A little Jewish boy, Lolush Gerstner, rides his tricycle down a street in Krakow. the third largest city in Poland with 60,000 Jewish citizens.

The Gerstner family's feelings of security collapsed, however, when the Nazis stormed into the country and took control of Krakow, on September 6, 1939.

Extremely harsh anti-Jewish measures were immediately put into action. The Nazis forced the Jews into the newly established ghetto and brutality accelerated with confiscation of Jewish property, personal humiliations, deprivations of every sort, forced labor, and deportation to the KZ camps. The Nazis finally liquidated the Krakow ghetto March, 1943.

Lolush Gerstner was later killed in Auschwitz.

At Auschwitz children were often killed upon arrival. Near the end of the war, in order to cut expenses and save gas, cost-accountant considerations led to an order to place living children directly into the ovens or throw them into open burning pits.





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Louis Bülow  ©2009-11
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