Jewish Rye

batgirl
batgirl
Oct 20, 2007, 8:31 PM |
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I was examining some of my old articles from my chess site, as things often get lost in the shuffle - and in the years.

 

I came across this picture that I thought was worth sharing -

                     

This is a chess set. 

 

It's handmade.

 

It was fabricated from a meager allowance of rye bread.

 

A Jewish prisoner at the Auschwitz camp made it expressly for one of his SS guards.

 

He attempted to make the brown King, who led the German side, resemble Adolf Hitler.

 

- Hitler became chancellor of Germany in 1933.

- In 1934 he became Fuehrer and Reich Chancellor

- So, the Nazi Party was in charge from 1933 through 1945.

- During that time 400 decrees against Jews were issued.

- In one of the first decrees, issued on July 19,1933,

                          Jews were expelled from the German Chess Union