March 8, 2011

The Auschwitz album

Could we ever imagine what it was like to be herded into a concentration camp? A Jew who survived Auschwitz-Birkenau released in 1980 a photo album she found in a German prison guard's coat. The pictures she discovered were donated to Yad Vashem, the national Holocaust museum in Israel. I compiled only a portion of the album into this slide show: the complete album can be accessed at the Yad Vashem website. All captions and photos are from the Yad Vashem collection:the entire exhibit is available online as well. The music is "Kol Nidre" (All Vows) recorded by Marty Goetz. Notice especially the faces of the Jews. We can talk all we want about numbers, figures, and statistics, but we must never forget that these were real, living people just like us!

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5 comments:

  1. Excellent blog! If you take a people from their history, they are bound to repeat it. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. This post is so touching! Thanks for helping us to remember and understand.

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  3. Excellent post. The Holocaust is something that we all need to remember. Thank you for sharing this.

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  4. Nice background on the website. The barbed wire -- how sad!

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  5. I love your background picture and page header by the way...really brings this to life.

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