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Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland, A Young Disabled Person Deemed Unfit for Labor, After the Selection

Jews arriving at Auschwitz-Birkenau - Dr. Josef Mengele made selections for gas chamber

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Auschwitz. Family of Slovak Jewess Lili Jacob (her aunt Tauba with her four children) awaiting Selection at the ramp in Birkenau. During the selection all were send to gas chambers. The transport from the ghetto in Beregszasz in Hungary left on May 17, 1944 and arrived on May 27, 1945. (Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Archives)

Family of Slovak Jewess Lili Jacob awaiting Selection at the ramp in Birkenau. During the selection all were send to gas chambers, (Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Archives)

Two handicapped Jewish prisoners photographed for propaganda purposes who arrived after Kristallnacht.

Two handicapped Jewish prisoners photographed for propaganda purposes at Buchenwald. Lord Let us never forget that no people are disosable - that handicapped people are just as much people as the rest.

German man holding exhumed baby from a mass grave outside the town of Suttrop. Amerian officers ordered German civilians of Suttrop, Germany, to exhume the bodies of 57 Russians killed by German SS troops and dumped into a mass grave before the arrival of troops of the Ninth U.S. Army. Soldiers of the 95th Infantry Division were led by informers to the huge common grave of the victims, including women and one baby, May 3, 1945.

German man holding exhumed baby from a mass grave outside the town of Suttrop. Amerian officers ordered German civilians of Suttrop, Germany, to exhume the bodies of 57 Russians killed by German SS.

The Auschwitz Album, as it is referred to, is the only surviving visual account of the great atrocities that occurred at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Donated to Yad Vashem by Lilly Jacob-Zelmanovic Meier, the photos were taken in May or June 1944 by either Ernst Hofmann or Bernhard Walter, two SS men ...

Sril and Zelig, two of Lili Jacob’s siblings. They would be gassed shortly after arriving.

*photo taken in Netherlands 1940, Eva age 4* Eva Munzer was deported to Auschwitz and gassed to death in 1944 at age 8.

Eva Munzer: Betrayed by the husband of the woman hiding her, she was murdered along with her little sister Leana in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Photo from Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau

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Children from the Lodz Ghetto orphanage being sent to Chelmno death camp. En uno de estos transportes que iban a Chelmno, condujeron a la muerte a mi bisabuela Z"L que Hashem la tenga cerca del kise hakabod!

Warsaw, Poland, Jews in a ghetto street.  One of the photographs taken by the German photographer Willi George over the course of a single day in the summer of 1941. The photographs are unique in that they were not staged, but showed the ghetto as it truly was.

Warsaw, German occupied Poland, Jews dressed in rags. Taken by the German photographer Willi George in the summer of The photographs are unique in that they were not staged, but showed the ghetto as it truly was.

A Jew and a medical doctor, the Auschwitz prisoner Miklos Nyiszli - No. A8450 - was spared death for a grimmer fate: to perform autopsies and 'scientific research' on his fellow inmates at Auschwitz under the supervision of Dr. Josef Mengele, the chief provider for the gas chambers.    Miraculously, Nyiszli survived to give an horrifying and sobering account, one of the first books to bring the full horror of the Nazi death camps to the public - Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account.

Holocaust - Medical Experiments A 15 year old girl survives the gas and the Germans take her outside and put a bullet through her head. Within minutes she is being carried back to the room with the ovens, into which her now dead body is placed.

Auschwitz, the last stop before the gas chambers - from the Auschwitz Album

May who had just undergone selection at Auschwitz-Birkenau and were classified as “not fit for work” in a grove before being gassed The vast majority had no idea what fate awaited them. (via Yad Vashem)

The Stairs of Death .. On 25 January 1945 the first transport of Auschwitz evacuees reached Mauthausen. In one week 9,000 prisoners of various nationalities arrived, the majority of them Jews.  One of the deportees from Auschwitz, Yehuda Bakon later recalled how on the march, “The children said – it is good that our parents were killed in the gas –chambers. They did not have to undergo all this torturing and suffering – because we saw they shot everyone who fell.”

Infamous "Stairs of Death" in Mauthausen quarry. I walked these in This place made me sob and sob and sob.

Survivors in the "Russian Camp" section of Mauthausen.

Survivors in the Russian camp section of Mauthausen concentration camp, May, 1945

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Birkenau, Poland, An elderly Jewish man waiting for his death after a selection, 27/05/1944​.

51 of 192 Birkenau, Poland, An elderly Jewish man waiting for his death after a selection,

Irena Sendler: The Woman Who Defied The Nazis To Save 2500 Children – Stay at Home Mum

Irene Sendler was head of the children's bureau of Zegota, an underground organization setup to save Jewish children after Poland was invaded by the Nazis. Her and about 30 other women help save infants, children, and teenagers from Nazis.