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Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: Walled Entrance to an Area Used as a Gas Chamber, and Later in the War as a Bomb Shelter, Auschwitz Main Camp (Auschwitz 1). The Building in the Background was a Regional Headquarters for the Gestapo
Source: US Holocaust Museum archives
The Auschwitz storehouses where German soldiers collected clothes and other items confiscated from prisoners were nicknamed by them “Canada” (perhaps because they associated Canada with material abundance).
Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: Image of a Column of Auschwitz Prisoners Walking to (or from) a Work Assignment (1942-1944)
Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: Carpatho-Ukrainian Jews at the “Judenramp” (Receiving Area) Await Selection for Labor or Immediate Extermination, Auschwitz-Birkenau, May, 1944
Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: Image of Three Carpatho-Ukrainian Jews Awaiting Selection, Auschwitz-Birkenau, May 1944
In one segment of the PBS DVD, Auschwitz, is the story of Albert Battel, a German senior officer who took great risks to protect Jews (in the Polish city of Przemysl) from deportation and the death camps: At the German … Continue reading
The above photograph, according to the U.S. Holocaust Museum website, was taken at Ohrdruf on April 6, 1945. More “Bearing Witness to the Holocaust” photos here and here and here.
Howard Nemerov served in both the Canadian and American armed forces during World War II, and as a pilot flew combat missions over the North Sea against the Germans. His poem, “Ultima Ratio Reagan,” is a warning against historical ignorance … Continue reading
According to Der Spiegel, Egypt is making a renewed attempt to get Germany to give the ancient bust of Nefertiti back: The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation has possession of the bust and rejects any charge of cheating. The idea that … Continue reading
Conservative David Frum thinks the Republican party needs to start working and compromising with the Democrats, and not spend the next several years in a Rush Limbaugh-style war against all things Obama. He thinks that if the Republican party doesn’t … Continue reading