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Memorial to the Jews of Beroun

Article about: This memorial marker, erected outside a bank facing the town square in Beroun, Bohemia, commemorates the numerous Jewish victims of the Nazis, who died during 1939-1945.

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    Quote by FALLSCHIRMJAGER View Post
    Another great example of the atrocities of the Third Reich being exposed. Every soul deserves to be remembered, even if they have been robbed of their name! Leon.
    Like Paul, I agree completely Leon. 70 odd years after the events it is still incomprehensible to think that these things actually took place.

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    And ensuring that the events - and patenly, the tragic victims who lost their lives during the darkest of days, are recorded and remembered in the appropriate manner, is exactly why we are here and of paramount importance. Not just for the next 70 odd years, but way beyond.

    Beroun is but a small town...with its own tragic list of victims...consider the greater sphere and we begin to understand not just the statistics...but the horror and enormity of it all.

    Carl
    Experienced guide and published author leading detailed study trips to the former KZ sites of Nazi Germany. Contact for further details.

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    thank you Carl.

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    This afternoon, we had, in our area here, a Holocaust survivor giving a talk on her escape. The reason I mention it, is that she and her family, too, were deported to Theresienstadt where her father quickly died, and the rest of them were then eventually shuttled off to Auschwitz where she was the sole survivor of the family group that were sent. Apparently, over 15,000 children alone were moved through Theresienstadt and only 132 of them survived.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Following further research, below are some more details regarding three related individuals named on the commemorative marker in Beroun...

    Josef Hecht, born in January 1866, was deported on Transport Z - his issued transport number was 202. Transport Z left Kladno, a large town located west of Prague and approximately ten miles north of Beroun, on 26th February 1942. The transport, bound for the camp-ghetto at Theresienstadt, transported some 829 people. Only 64 of them survived. Josef Hecht died at Theresienstadt on 20th June 1942, he was 76 years old. Theresienstadt was considered the holding site for many older Jews, such as Josef Hecht.

    Pavel Hecht, born in August 1895, was also aboard Transport Z - his issued transportation number was 231. However, less than two weeks after ariving at Theresienstadt, Pavel Hecht was transported again, this time aboard Transport Aa (Theresienstadt to Izbica). Of the 1,001 people aboard Transport Aa, only eight survived. Pavel Hecht was not among them, dying at Izbica - a Jewish ghetto in the Lublin district created by Nazi Germany to hold Czech, Polish, German and Austrian Jews until they were transported to the Vernichtungslagers (extermination camps) at Sobibor and Belzec, along with thousands of his countrymen.

    Finally, Berta Hechtová, born in January 1871, was aboard Transport Z too. She was issued with transport number 201 - note the number was the one issued prior to that of Josef Hecht, who was issued with transport number 202 (see above). Berta Hechtová was held at Theresienstadt until the middle of October 1942, when she was issued with transport identification number 277 and boarded Transport Bw - the actual anniversary of the fateful transport is on Monday of next week, which marks 73 years since the transport left Theresienstadt for the death camp at Treblinka. Some 2,002 people were aboard Transport Bw. There were just two survivors. Berta Hechtová was one of many hundreds of thousands who were murdered at Treblinka.

    Carl
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    Thanks for the write up Carl, it really personalises it when you read individual stories like this. To imagine a 76 year old man getting to that point in his life only to be treated in this way, it is just disgraceful. All three of these stories are equally terrible as, I'm sure, are the many thousands that will never be known. I am very glad that these nazi bastards were beaten, just wish more of them were made to pay for their crimes at the time and didn't get away to live a long quality life as so many of them seem to have done.

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    I thought you might like to know about an organization named Yahad In Unum which is run by a French Priest named Father Patrick Desbois.

    His mission is to find all of the thousands of sites in Eastern Europe where between 2-3 million Jews were massacred in small groups one bullet at a time.

    Men, women, children and babies made to march to an area, dig their own graves, strip naked, then led a few people at a time to be shot.

    They call it the Holocaust by Bullets.

    Father Patrick goes into these small villages and speaks with older residents that remember where and when killings took place in their area.

    There are thousands of areas most which are just now coming to light.

    See: Holocaust by bullets

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    Quote by hassiman View Post
    I thought you might like to know about an organization named Yahad In Unum which is run by a French Priest named Father Patrick Desbois.

    His mission is to find all of the thousands of sites in Eastern Europe where between 2-3 million Jews were massacred in small groups one bullet at a time.

    Men, women, children and babies made to march to an area, dig their own graves, strip naked, then led a few people at a time to be shot.

    They call it the Holocaust by Bullets.

    Father Patrick goes into these small villages and speaks with older residents that remember where and when killings took place in their area.

    There are thousands of areas most which are just now coming to light.

    See: Holocaust by bullets
    Thank you. This really should be addressed on a thread of its own - please feel free to create such a thread, when time allows.

    Carl
    Experienced guide and published author leading detailed study trips to the former KZ sites of Nazi Germany. Contact for further details.

    www.concentrationcamptours.com

    www.concentrationcampmoney.com


    "maka akaŋl oyate maŋi pi ki le, tuweŋi wíyópeya oki hi sni"

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    Where do you suggest it should go?

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    Within the "After The Battle" forum.

    Thanks,

    Carl
    Experienced guide and published author leading detailed study trips to the former KZ sites of Nazi Germany. Contact for further details.

    www.concentrationcamptours.com

    www.concentrationcampmoney.com


    "maka akaŋl oyate maŋi pi ki le, tuweŋi wíyópeya oki hi sni"

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