Fredy Hirsch | Auschwitz II-Birkenau Saviour | Pride Jersey Tank
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Fredy Hirsch | Auschwitz II-Birkenau Saviour| Pride Jersey Tank | Be Educational | Read Bio Below
Script: "You've always been in good company"
The men's soft-style tank top has a slight taper under the arms. To avoid any pinching, this area has extra space built in. The garment is made from cotton - with polyester in heather colors. There are no side seams - further increasing the fitting comfort. All bindings are the same fabric as the main body. The fine-quality print will make your design look stunning.
.: 100% Ringspun cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors) .: Light Fabric (4.5 oz/yd² (153 g/m²)) .: Sleeker fit .: Tear away the label .: Runs true to size
Fredy Hirsch | Auschwitz II-Birkenau Saviour(11 February 1916 – 8 March 1944) was a German-Jewish athlete, sports teacher, and Zionist youth movement leader, notable for helping thousands of Jewish children during the German occupation of Czechoslovakia in Prague, Theresienstadt concentration camp, and Auschwitz. Hirsch was the deputy supervisor of children at Theresienstadt and the supervisor of the children's block at the Theresienstadt family camp at Auschwitz II-Birkenau.
Because of his German extraction, charisma, and careful appearance, he convinced SS guards to grant privileges to the children, including exemptions from deportation and extra rations, which saved their lives, at least temporarily. Hirsch and his assistants maintained clandestine education under challenging circumstances. Hirsch's insistence on exercise, discipline, and strict hygiene reduced death rates among the children.
The family camp was due to be liquidated on 8 March 1944; Hirsch's popularity made him a natural leader for an uprising. According to some accounts, he committed suicide not to have to witness the deaths of his charges; alternately, he was poisoned by Jewish doctors who would have been killed if an uprising had broken out.