At the end of August 1943 by order of Adolf Eichmann 1,264 children ages 6-12 and at least 20 adult caretakers were taken by train from the Bialystok Ghetto to Theresenstadt Concentration Camp. They remained there in a special barracks called Crete until October 5th, 1943. During this time complex negotiations took place to save these children through some sort of "exchange"and "transfer", perhaps to Switzerland, then Palestine. When negotiations failed the children and their adult caretakers were taken aboard Abtransport Dn/a 10/5/43 to Auschwitz where they were gassed and burned on Erev (eve of) Yom Kippur, 1943. Two Children from the Bialystok branch of my father's Bartnovski family are on the transport list. What were the true intentions of the Nazis and British in this matter? Why weren't these children saved? Learn more about this incident below!

 

Click here to read Bronka Klibanski's important article about the Bialystok Children

Click here to read, "Murder on Yom Kippur" by Hana Greenfield

Click here to read, "Art as Evidence" by Hana Greenfield

Click here to read Charlotte Opfermann's "The Bialystok Children"

Click here to read the Testimony of Phinia Korovski

Click here to read Testimony of Hadassah Levkowitz

Click here to read the Testimony of Tobiasz Cytron

 

Honor Their Memory!

Learn about 80 Children (partial list of names) from Bialystok who were saved from death

 


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