Images 2…Shoah and Liberation

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The Einsatzgruppen
The Einsatzgruppen were units sent to racially purifythe Eastern European front for the Nazis. This map is a tally of some of theirwork. Source: Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression – Washington, U.S. Govt. PrintingOffice, 1946, p. 773.

Daily Life in the Camps

Arrival at the train station at Auschwitz-Birkenau. SS select those for for work, while others are sent to thegas chambers.
Source: Dachau Memorial Museum

Mother and Children

A mother and children on their way to the gas chambers.

Source: Dachau Memorial Museum.


Roll Call

Morning count of the prisoners.

Source: Dachau Memorial Museum.


Prisoner Lineup

Source: Dachau Memorial Museum.


SS Women

Source: Dachau Memorial Museum.Quarry Workers

Source: Dachau Memorial Museum.


Behind Barbed Wire

Source: Dachau Memorial Museum.


A Young Prisoner

Source: Dachau Memorial Museum.


Work in the Armaments Factory

Source: Dachau Memorial Museum


.Shot while attempting to escape

Source: Dachau Memorial  Museum.


The Horror

Source: The Good Old Days -E. Klee, W. Dressen, V. Riess, The Free Press, NY, 1988.

Belsen Mass Grave
A mass grave in the Bergen-Belsen camp. Source: The Belsen Trial – Edited by R. Phillips, William Hodge and Company, 1949.


Pit at Auschwitz
One of the cremation pits used to burn the victims of the gas chambers in Auschwitz. Used mainly in the summer of 1944 when extermination was going so fast that the furnaces couldn’t handle the number of corpses.

The photo was taken by a member of the camp’s resistance (a member of a Sonderkommando). This is one of only two images of Auschwitz taken by prisoners known to exist.

Source: Auschwitz: Technique and operation of the gas chambers – J.C. Pressac, the Beate Klarsfeld Foundation, NY, 1989


Later Art: A. Paul Weber

Source: A. Paul Weber, Hamburg,and the Dachau Memorial Museum.
“How with the wolves if you must” 1943
“The Informer” 1943


Evacuation March
April 26, 1945, before liberation, a march from Dachau, secretly photographed.
Source: Dachau Memorial Museum
Death before Liberation
This was found on April 28, 1945, the day before Dachau was liberated.
Source: Dachau Memorial Museum
Those who made it greeted the liberators.
Source: Dachau Memorial Museum
Liberated Children Cheer
Ironically,there were no children in Dachau usually. These Russian children had beenbrought to be distributed and cheered the liberators.
Source: Dachau Memorial Museum
The Pain Lingers
Liberation was not a joyous event, just an end.
Source: Dachau Memorial Museum
Two Girls
Their faces look into history.
Source: Dachau Memorial Museum
Memorial at Yad Vashem
In honor of those who fought for freedom and those who didn’ t make it.
Source: The Write Thing