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Lest we forget

 Alberta Street News - Canada 04 November 2019

To mark Remembrance Day - an annual memorial day held in Commonwealth countries to mark the fallen in all conflicts since World War One – Angelique Branston has written a personal piece about a visit she made to Auschwitz when in Munich for INSP’s summer conference. Auschwitz is an infamous death camp built by Hitler’s Third Reich during World War Two. At least 1.1 million people were murdered at Auschwitz which is a place now synonmous with the Holocaust. Remembrance Day – also known as Armistice Day - is held on the 11th November each year to mark the formal cessation of fighting in World War One. The war officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28th June 1919, at 11am on the 11th day, of the 11th month. (1862 Words) - By Angelique Branston

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Electrified triple strand, barbed wire fence. To the left you go inside the prison, to the right is the “Block of death” where prisoners were executed. Prisoners sometimes threw themselves upon the fence to die. The fence was designed to increase prisoner isolation and to prevent escape.Photo courtesy of Angelique Branston/Alberta Street News

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Birkenau – the electrified fence around the work camp.Photo courtesy of Angelique Branston/Alberta Street News

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Auschwitz – the tower was manned by SS soldiers.Photo courtesy of Angelique Branston/Alberta Street News

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Bunks for prisoners in Auschwitz. Prisoners slept two or three to a bunk.Photo courtesy of Angelique Branston/Alberta Street News

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Bunks for prisoners in Auschwitz. Prisoners slept two or three to a bunk.Photo courtesy of Angelique Branston/Alberta Street News

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Bunks for prisoners in Auschwitz. Prisoners slept two or three to a bunk.Photo courtesy of Angelique Branston/Alberta Street News


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