5 May


May 5, 1942 – Jewish teachers and educators in the Warsaw Ghetto create a special day for the children, during which they are treated to games, plays, and special rations of sweets.

May 5, 1942 – In the ghetto in Lodz, Poland, Prof. Jakob Edmund Speyer, a jew from Frankfurt, Germany, who invented an important painkiller called Eukodal, dies of exhaustion.

May 5, 1945 – The U.S. 11th Armored division liberates the concentration camp at Manthausen, Austria.  110,000 survivors are found, including 28,000 Jews.

Bodies of 10,000 inmates are discovered in a mass grave.

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