Category: auschwitz

One the warehouses filled with victims’ shoes up to the ceiling. Auschwitz, Occupied Poland 1944.

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Do not ever forget, Danuta Terlikowska, Auschwitz#18294, 21yo nurse, captured in Warsaw, send to Auschwitz 25.08.1942, killed by fenol injection to the heart on 29.10.1942

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A child gives another child a flower shortly after they arrive at Auschwitz in May 1944. Everyone in the photo was dead within hours.

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14-year old Polish girl Czesława Kwoka was murdered in Auschwitz with a phenol injection into the heart. 12 March 1943

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Allegorie Auf Den Steinbock by Franz Taussig, ca. 1932

Bedřich Fritta received his artistic training in Paris around 1930, then moved to Prague. There he worked as a technical draughtsman, graphic designer, and cartoonist, for clients including the exile edition of the Munich satirical weekly Simplicissimus.

On December 4, 1941, Fritta was deported to the Theresienstadt ghetto in the second “construction commando,” made up of engineers, craftsmen, and physicians. He supervised the drawing studio in the Jewish self-administration’s technical department. Up to twenty imprisoned artists worked in the studio, producing construction plans and illustrated supplements for the reports that had to be sent to the SS commandant’s office. These officially commissioned works underpinned the ghetto’s public image as a smoothly functioning, self-governed model settlement—but the artists secretly used the studio materials to record the misery of everyday ghetto life.

The SS discovered the unofficial drawings in summer 1944. They convicted Bedřich Fritta and his colleagues Leo Haas, Otto Ungar, and Ferdinand Bloch of “atrocity propaganda.” On July 17, the artists were sent to the Small Fortress with their families and were incarcerated in the Gestapo jail, where Fritta’s wife Johanna soon died. Bedřich Fritta and Leo Haas were deported to Auschwitz. Fritta died of exhaustion there in November 1944. Leo Haas survived, and adopted Fritta’s son Tomáš.

Danuta Danielsson, a Jew whose mother survived Auschwitz, hitting a skinhead during a march in the Swedish town of Växjö, 1985.

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The Soviets opening the gates of the Auschwitz concentration camp after liberating it exactly 73 years ago. January 27, 1945.

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March 1946: Former Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Hoss is brought in front of an Allied interrogator

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Kazimierz Piechowski, inmate 918, known for leading an escape in which he and his colleagues drove out of the main gate of Auschwitz in a german car, wearing SS uniforms. 1940, Auschwitz

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Soviet Army soldiers of the 1st Ukrainian Front gather speak to recently liberated inmates of Auschwitz in front of the camp’s hospital, 1945

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