Camp Liberated Jan. 27, 1945
Prisoners of Auschwitz greet
their Soviet liberators.
The entrance to the main camp
of Auschwitz (Auschwitz I). The gate bears the cynical Nazi motto "Arbeit
Macht Frei" (Work makes one free).
The lane separating the first
and the second row of barracks in the main camp. On the left in the distance
is crematorium #1.
Jewish children, kept alive in
Auschwitz II (Birkenau) extermination camp. Among those pictured are: Tomasz
Szwarz; Alicja Gruenbaum; Salomea Rozalin; Gita Sztrauss; Wiera Sadler;
Marta Wiess; Word Eksztein; Josef Rozenwaser; Rafael Szlezinger; Gabriel
Nejman; Gugiel Appelbaum. Pesa Balter (second from the left), arrived in
Auschwitz in August 1944 at the age of 11.
Liberated inmates behind the
barbed wire fence.
Interior of the stable barracks.
A mass funeral of inmates who
could not be saved or who were killed by the SS before liberation.
View of the execution wall next
to Block 11 in Auschwitz I.
A warehouse full of shoes and
clothing confiscated from the prisoners and deportees gassed upon their
arrival. The Nazis shipped these goods to Germany.
A large pile of Jewish prayer
shawls (tallesim, tallitot) confiscated from arriving prisoners and stored
in one of the warehouses in Auschwitz.
View of one of the warehouses
in Auschwitz, overflowing with clothes confiscated from prisoners.
Six-year old Anna Klein and three-year
old brother Jon. Both perished in Auschwitz.
(Photo credits: from top, Central
State Archive of Film, Photo and Phonographic Documents, Main Commission
for the Investigation of Nazi War Crimes, Central State Archive of Film,
Photo and Phonographic Documents, National Archives, State Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau,
Lydia Chagoll Collection, National Archives, Arie Klein Collection)
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