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Wood Engravings, Lino Cuts and Prints

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

United Nations designated Jan. 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorating the date of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in 1945.
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Photo i took some years back on a visit to Auschwitz, the first is the ovens used to burn the bodies.

1936 prohibited from exhibiting

In January 1936 because of being Jewish Hermann Fechenbach, along with all other Jews, where prohibited from exhibiting in public buildings and excluded from the "Reich Chamber of Fine Arts".

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January 11, 1897, birth of Hermann and Rosel Fechenbach

On the night of the 11th January 1897 Hermann Fechenbach was born shortly after his twin sister Rosa ("Rosel"), the third child of the Jewish couple M. Max and Sophie Fechenbach, born at Gänsmarkt 8 in Bad Mergentheim, Germany.

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Remembering Dr. Kahn who died 2nd January 1946

During the so-called "crystal night”, 8th November 1938, a victorious NAZI mob broke into Max Kahn's house, where they cut off the beard of the widely respected Rabbi, Dr. Moses Kahn, harshly maltreated him and threw him down the staircase. Dr. Kahn with his wife emigration to Palestine in August 1939, where he died on the 2nd January 1946 in extremely poor conditions.

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