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A young German soldier tries to humiliate an elderly Polish Jew by cutting his beard.  Beard-cutting was a method of humiliation favored by many Germans.  As it is with all bullies and their victims, the strong bear the real shame for preying on the weak.  The Jews of Europe bore such petty torments with exceptional dignity and fortitude.  If this soldier were still alive to look back at this picture, would he feel ashamed?  If he retained any humanity, he would.

A young German soldier tries to humiliate an elderly Polish Jew by cutting his beard. Beard-cutting was a method of humiliation favored by many Germans. As it is with all bullies and their victims, the strong bear the real shame for preying on the weak. The Jews of Europe bore such petty torments with exceptional dignity and fortitude. If this soldier were still alive to look back at this picture, would he feel ashamed? If he retained any humanity, he would.

Jacqueline Bernheim. Died at Auschwitz on May 22, 1944 at age 6.

Jacqueline Bernheim. Died at Auschwitz on May 22, 1944 at age 6.

Lublin Ghetto

Lublin Ghetto

Lublin Ghetto. These were real people with real hopes and fears. Why couldn't the Nazis see this?

Lublin Ghetto. These were real people with real hopes and fears. Why couldn't the Nazis see this?

A column of Jews forced to march through the streets of Krakow during the final liquidation of the ghetto. Krakow, Poland, 1943. Almost all will be sent to gas chambers and a few selected for slave labor and a slow death. Few will survive.

A column of Jews forced to march through the streets of Krakow during the final liquidation of the ghetto. Krakow, Poland, 1943. Almost all will be sent to gas chambers and a few selected for slave labor and a slow death. Few will survive.

Lublin, Poland Ghetto , A view of a market

Lublin, Poland Ghetto , A view of a market

On the Way to Belzec Death Camp

On the Way to Belzec Death Camp

Kraków. Marzec 1941. Przesiedlenie Żydów do getta w Podgórzu. Podczas wyprowadzki

Kraków. Marzec 1941. Przesiedlenie Żydów do getta w Podgórzu. Podczas wyprowadzki

Brama Grodzka

Brama Grodzka

Shoah - The Holocaust - Scenes from Lublin Ghetto, Poland, 1940-1941.

Shoah - The Holocaust - Scenes from Lublin Ghetto, Poland, 1940-1941.

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