He looks unafraid, strong, courageous. Though no one knows what was going through his mind. No interviews exist. And history doesn’t have a record of his name.
But this young man exemplifies defiance as he stares down Heinrich Himmler, the dreaded head of the SS, at the Shirokaya Street Concentration Camp in Minsk, Belarus, in 1941.
Flora Stewart was nearly 120 years old in 1867. She was a former slave who was known to be full of energy and for having a great memory.
Westerbork was a transit camp in northeastern Netherlands, from which nearly 100,000 Jews were deported to Nazi concentration camps.
Not all in the camp were scheduled for deportation. There was a population of permanent residents, amongst whom were a group of youth leaders who held activities, such as this candle lighting during Hanukkah, which took place in December of 1943.