Death – Obituary 10 January 1918 | A Polish woman, Wanda Marossanyi, was born in Nowy Sącz. In

Death – Obituary –

10 January 1918 | A Polish woman, Wanda Marossanyi, was born in Nowy Sącz.

In #Auschwitz from 28 May 1942.
No. 7524
She was evacuated to KL Ravensbrück and liberated there.
She passed away in 2011. https://t.co/f7A7DsUjTf

Source by Auschwitz Memorial

What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.