Auschwitz As We Know It

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:33pm -- deanna.pitre


Tue, 01/27/2015 - 11:33pm

Auschwitz was one of five death camps established by the Nazis in Poland where Jews were taken to be murdered during the so-called “Final Solution,” a euphemism for the their genocide. We know it through the horrific photos of trains filled with Jews, of men being split from women, parents from children, of the uniformed Nazi wagging his finger, and of the brick chimneys billowing smoke. But there is a much more intimate story still to be heard.

Trailer for Auschwitz

Trailer for Auschwitz

Trailer to Auschwitz

Language: English

The sense of history in the making was palpable Monday in Krakow, Poland, where more than 20 staff members of USC Shoah Foundation — The Institute for Visual History and Education attended a reception to honor more than 100 Auschwitz survivors on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the death camp.

Remembering the Liberation of Auschwitz

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 5:00pm -- deanna.pitre

From the Visual History Archive

Jewish survivor Paula Lebovics, Jewish survivor Howard Chandler, Jewish survivor Philip Helbling, Political prisoner Kaz Wolff-Zdzienicki, and Sinti and Roma survivor Julia Lentini recall their experiences of the evacuation and liberation of the Auschwitz camp complex in January 1945. Otari Amaglobeli of the Soviet Armed forces describes his involvement in the liberation of the camp complex on Jan. 27, 1945. This testimony clip reel was produced in partnership with The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz.


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