Images 2…Shoah and Concentration Camp Liberation Photos


Warsaw Ghetto photo

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

Daily Life in the Camps

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

Mother and Children

Concetration camp mother and children

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

Source: Dachau Memorial Museum.

Roll Call

Roll call at Dachau

Source: Dachau Memorial Museum.

Prisoner Lneup

Dachau camp lineup

Source: Dachau Memorial Museum.

SS Women

SS women

Source: Dachau Memorial Museum.

Quarry Workers

Nazi Labor camp quarry workers

Source: Dachau Memorial Museum.

Behind Barbed Wire

Concentration camp prisoner

Source: Dachau Memorial Museum.

A Young Prisoner

French prisoner in concentration camp

Source: Dachau Memorial Museum.

Work in the Armaments Factory

Work in the Armaments Factory

Source: Dachau Memorial Museum

Shot while attempting to escape

Dachau escape stopped

Source: Dachau Memorial  Museum.

The Horror

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

Belsen Mass Grave

Mass grave and concentration camp

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

Pit at Auschwitz

Concentration camp pit

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.
A Paul Weber drawing “How with the wolves if you must” 1943
A Paul Weber Drawing
“The Informer” 1943


Evacuation March
April 26, 1945, before liberation, a march from Dachau
April 26, 1945, before liberation, a march from Dachau, secretly photographed.
Source: Dachau Memorial Museum
Death before Liberation
the day before Dachau was liberated
This was found on April 28, 1945, the day before Dachau was liberated.
Source: Dachau Memorial Museum
Dachau Survivors
Those who made it greeted the liberators.
Source: Dachau Memorial Museum
Liberated Children Cheer
the day before Dachau was liberated
Ironically,there were no children in Dachau usually. These Russian children had been brought to be distributed and cheered the liberators.
Source: Dachau Memorial Museum
The Pain Lingers
Dachau Liberation
Liberation was not a joyous event, just an end.
Source: Dachau Memorial Museum
Two Girls
Holocaust survivors as children
Their faces look into history.
Source: Dachau Memorial Museum
Memorial at Yad Vashem
Yad Vashem
In honor of those who fought for freedom and those who didn’ t make it.
Source: The Write Thing
Dachau execution
Dachau, Bavaria, Germany: This picture shows an execution of SS troops in a coalyard in the area of Dachau concentration camp during the liberation of the camp. Lt. Col Felix Sparks stopped this soon after this photo was taken.
Auschwitz Liberation - Children at the fence
Jewish twins kept alive to be used in Mengele’s medical experiments. These children were liberated from Auschwitz by the Red Army in January 1945.
Still photograph from the Soviet Film of the liberation of Auschwitz, taken by the film unit of the First Ukrainian Front, shot over a period of several months beginning on January 27, 1945 by Alexander Voronzow and others in his group. Child survivors of Auschwitz, wearing adult-size prisoner jackets, stand behind a barbed wire fence. Among those pictured are Tomasz Szwarz; Alicja Gruenbaum; Solomon Rozalin; Gita Sztrauss; Wiera Sadler; Marta Wiess; Boro Eksztein; Josef Rozenwaser; Rafael Szlezinger; Gabriel Nejman; Adek Apfelbaum; Hillik (later Harold) Apfelbaum; Mark Berkowitz (a twin); Pesa Balter; Rut Muszkies (later Webber); Miriam Friedman; and twins Miriam Mozes and Eva Mozes wearing knitted hats.