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Fredy Hirsch | Auschwitz II-Birkenau Saviour | Pride T-Shirt

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Fredy Hirsch | Auschwitz II-Birkenau Saviour | Pride T-Shirt | Be Educational | Read Bio Below

Script: "You've always been in good company."

The unisex heavy cotton tee is the basic staple of any wardrobe. It is the foundation upon which casual fashion grows. All it needs is a personalized design to elevate things to profitability. The specialty spun fibers provide a smooth surface for premium printing vividity and sharpness. No side seams mean there are no itchy interruptions under the arms. The shoulders have tape for improved durability.

.: 100% cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
.: Medium fabric (5.3 oz/yd² (180 g/m²))
.: Classic fit
.: Tear-away 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.