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Auschwitz Photographs:
Prisoners, Possessions & Death


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  • Piles of prayer shawls that belonged to Jewish victims, found after the liberation of the Auschwitz camp
  • Postcard mailed from Auschwitz to Lublin
  • Chevra Lomdei Mishnayot Synagogue is the only synagogue in Oswiecim (Auschwitz) to have survived World War II. Prior to the War, there were roughly twenty houses of worship.
  • Chevra Lomdei Mishnayot Synagogue: Fully restored to its pre-war condition
  • A transport of Jews on their way to Auschwitz
  • Forced labor at the construction of a Krupp's factory in Auchwitz
  • Prisoners' orchestra during a Sunday concert for the SS-men. The orchestra was likely conducted by inmate Franciszek Nierychlo
  • Exhibit of prisoners' shoes at Auschwitz
  • Luggage taken from prisoners at Auschwitz
  • Collection of crutches, artificial limbs and other possessions taken from disabled prisoners
  • Cannisters of Zyklon B used in gas chambers at Auschwitz
  • Death in Auschwitz's forbidden zone
  • Bales of hair cut from female prisoners, discovered at Auschwitz following its liberation in January 1945.
  • A Jewish woman from Greece on the Birkenau platform.
  • Hungarian Jews Arrive at Birkenau
  • Jews at the Birkenau platform waiting for the death-life selection; most were sent directly to the gas chambers.
  • Jews at the Birkenau platform waiting for the death-life selection; most were sent directly to the gas chambers.
  • Female prisoners in Birkenau marched to forced labor at the IG Farben chemical factory
  • The unaware last walk to the gas chamber at Birkenau
  • The unaware last walk to the gas chamber at Birkenau
  • Hungarian Jewish women in Birkenau. Some female prisoners were subject to heinous experiments.
  • The group on the right was selected for the gas chambers at Birkenau

Sources: The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; Auschwitz/Oswiecim photos courtesy of the Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation; Shoah - The Holocaust; United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Mitchell Bard

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