Military Uses Holocaust to Prevent Genocide

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Major Ginnette Ruth studied the Holocaust in school but this Puerto Rican native never thought she would see Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp with her own eyes.

“Walking through the actual grounds of this mass atrocity was overwhelming," she said.

It is estimated that around 1.1 million people were killed at Poland's Auschwitz-Birkenau German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp -- more commonly known as Auschwitz.

"I am a mother myself so when they took me through [the barracks] where the mothers were …where the kids died, it took a personal toll on me,” she said.

The women at the camps were usually separated from their children who were often killed immediately. However, there were some instances when mothers and their children were in the same barracks --and literally saw their children die before their eyes....

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