The Greatest Holocaust Story Never Told

October 8, 2014 7:54 PM

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The Greatest Holocaust Story Never Told

Have you ever heard of these women? I'm sure you could rattle off each Kardashian, or the name of Mila Kunis's new baby. Here is why these are the names that should be on your lips this week. By 1943, the four women named above were all imprisoned in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Three of the women, Ala, Regina and Estera, were assigned to work in the munitions factory adjacent to Auschwitz. Recruited by Roza Robota, who worked in Auschwitz's clothing depot (known as "Canadakommando," these men and women had the awful task of sorting through the clothing discarded by murdered Jews), recruited them to smuggle minute quantities of gunpowder out of the factory.

This they did, almost daily, smuggling the powder in secret pockets sewn into their camp issued dresses, even under their nails. Roza would then collect the powder, wrap it in small rags and send it through the underground network of the camp. Groups of Jewish men, Polish, Hungarian and Greek, known...

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