The Auschwitz numbers of my friend Anna Brunn Ornstein, in Auschwitz when she was 16. They are tattooed on my inner left forearm, with her permission & blessing, along with the Hebrew YIZKOR (Remember) & ZACHOR (Remind) because we must never allow the world to forget what the Nazis did to the European Jews, my family members among them.
Inmates of Mauthausen on May the day of liberation by American troops. A great many who survived to see the camp liberated, were unable to survive long thereafter, dying from the long-term effects of chronic disease, starvation, and inhuman maltreatment.
Alfréd Israel Wetzler May 8 February who later wrote under the alias Jozef Lánik, was a Slovak Jew, and one of a very small number of Jews known to have escaped from the Auschwitz death camp during the Holocaust.
Jewish women and children walk to the gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Note how even the youngest female has had her head shaven. The hair was collected and sent back to the heart of the Reich for use in the war effort.
The Jews who just arrived are taking care of their property. How did the survivors of this horror manage to go on to lead any type of normal lives? Many did but for many it was impossible. A friend from cub scouts parents both had numbers tatooed on thei