Rosalie Chris Lerman (pictured in March), who survived the Holocaust after being sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp as a teenager, died Thursday of natural causes at her home in Philadelphia aged 90
Other objects include cards, ration books and passports, which tell an incomplete story of the millions who were murdered by the Nazis. Pictured, a necklace with a blue elephant pendant, tied on with a piece of brown yarn, along with another bauble
Remembrance: Heroic Polish deeds — like the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 against Nazi rule — are a foundation of the national identity, while the State has bestowed honours on Christian Poles who risked their lives to hide Jews from the Nazis. Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski (R) and German President Christian Wulff walk through the gates of Auschwitz as they mark the 66th anniversary of the liberation
Modeled on Nuremberg, an International military tribunal in Tokyo tried 25 Japanese leaders for war crimes. It sentenced 7 to death, including General Hideki Tojo, 61, who as prime minister had authorized the attack on Pearl Harbor. Some 900 of the countrymen were also executed by the Allies for mistreating prisoners and for other atrocities.
In the early years of Nazi Germany, Hitler ordered the euthanasia program, codenamed Aktion T4, to eliminate those “unworthy of life”. The first series of murders were by starvation, then lethal injection before finally evolving to the gas chamber and cremation. Unlike in the concentration camps doctors, not soldiers, were put in charge of deciding those who were executed. Over 400,000 Germans were sterilized while just about 200,000 were exterminated for having various mental disabilities.