Wednesday, June 24, 2009




Looking for holocaust survivors with out tattos is hard. The first 50 images I looked at only showed the right arm or had the left arm covered.

If I do find uncovered left arms, the tattoo could be on the side not showing.


I do not like to give links because later they may no longer exist, but I will post them here, for any one who is reading this as I compose it.

Below I will just include excerpts from these links (while they are still active)


Where did the old Sala go? What happened in the camp? Why didn't she have a number tattooed on her arm?Sala's camps, they wore whatever clothes they had brought from home. Unlike the prisoners of Auschwitz, these men and women were not tattooed with numbers.


(Yet we will see 'Jews' at Auschwitz telling how they were not tattooed)





For years Robert Fisch devoted himself to his science. He told only his closet friends he was a Holocaust survivor.

"(The) Holocaust to me is a disease and you don't want to talk about your disease, you would like to forget your disease but you couldn't. The way I describe it, I was not tattooed but I was tattooed inside," Fisch says.


Judy Cohen has no tattoos from her time in Auschwitz- the camp left much deeper, far more permanent marks.


The women at Oberalstadt were not tattooed with numbers. Instead, they received numbered dog tags.


We were registered and those above the age of fourteen received a number on the arm. This was not tattooed..  but stamped in ink. This number faded after a few days


While at the start of the mass deportations the Germans made an attempt to register and tattoo those arriving in the camps, after a while the registration system collapsed under the overload, and tens of thousands of Hungarians were not tattooed at all.


Toby mentions that at Auschwitz she was not tattooed ...


My Holocaust experience is different from others. I have no tattoo, because I am a survivor of a less organized and methodical plan of annihilation. The Romanian methods were primitive and barbaric, but not less lethal than those of Nazi Germany. They did not bother with tattooing,


Almost all the children contracted tuberculosis. The prisoners used open latrines, and were allowed two showers each year. They were not tattooed with a number ...  Auerbacher’s mother worked as a nurse in the camp. She was allowed to live with her parents.

The worst day she can remember was Nov. 11, 1943, when the prisoners were herded into the field and surrounded by troops. Orders came down to separate the men, women, and children. The prisoners refused, holding onto each other. One soldier beat Auerbacher’s mother severely with a rifle.

The Russian army freed the prisoners from Terezin on May 8, 1945


Before I did this search, in other parts of the blog, I ask the question were tattoos given in the cities before people were sent to the concentration camp.

These pages make it appear that all Nazi tattooing was done after people got to the camps ???

*  Nazis did not run all camps.

*  Most Nazi camps did not tattoo.

*  In camps where Nazis did tattoo, there are 'Jews' who said they were there and they did not get tattooed.

*  From what I can gather thus far, the Nazi government made no decree of law that any one be tattooed.

*  Tattooing appears to be the hairbrain idea of some camp leaders (who did not enforce it for all 'Jews')

*  Tattooing had no practical purpose. 'Jews' were housed with all the other prisoners and worked in the very same places. (True or a concoction) on one program I watched a 'Jew' told how he let a non 'Jew' sodomize him for a piece of bread... The point being Tattooing had no function, except to waste the ink and time of Nazis in those camps that did it.

Below 'Jews' who admitted that they did not receive Nazi tattoos.



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