Children

Children at Auschwitz greeting their liberators in January 1945. Among those pictured are Pesa Balter, third from left, and sisters Marta Weiss and Eva Weiss (later Slonim) in the centre wearing headscarves. Children at Auschwitz greeting their liberators in January 1945. Among those pictured are Pesa Balter, third from left, and sisters Marta Weiss and Eva Weiss (later Slonim) in the centre wearing headscarves. Source: JHC, courtesy of Herszel Balter

Approximately 1.5 million Jewish children were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators, from newborn babies to teenagers.

 

Postcard Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1941 Dutch playwright Abraham Bromet painted a portrait of his thirteen-year-old son, Jacques, on this postcard. Shortly after, the two of them were sent to Auschwitz and murdered.

Item from the display

Postcard - Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1941

Dutch playwright Abraham Bromet painted a portrait of his thirteen-year-old son, Jacques, on this postcard. Shortly thereafter, the two of them were transported to Auschwitz and murdered.

Source: JHC, courtesy of Zsuzsi Hartman