January 27th, Holocaust Remembrance Day, is the 66th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. The 'Auschwitz Album', shown below, is a unique collection of photographs taken inside the camp probably by the SS guards responsible for fingerprinting and taking photo IDs of the prisoners who were not selected for extermination. It documents the arrival of Hungarian Jews in the early summer of 1944. The photos depict
their arrival by train, the selection process of those fit for work and those to be sent to the gas chambers, and then follows the two groups as they are prepared for their different fates. (The album does NOT include graphic photos)
As holocaust denial grows in our time, this album is evidence of the reality of these events and a reminder that we should not let the Holocaust be stricken from our history books.
The Auschwitz Album
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