One of very few photographs documenting the murder of the victims and the cremation of the bodies in the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp. The pictures were taken by stealth by a member of the Sonderkommando and smuggled out by the international underground operating in the camp. The picture shows the cremation pits which were used because the original crematoria were not efficient enough especially in 1944 during extermination of Hungarian Jews.

Burning bodies of exterminated Jews in open pits at Auschwitz-Birkenau, because the sheer number of corpses from constant mass murders overwhelmed the crematoria.

After falling in love & escaping Auschwitz together, this couple was separated in the midst of World War II. "While talking with her Polish cleaning woman in 1982, Ms Cybulska related her Auschwitz escape story. The stunned woman said she had heard Mr Bielecki tell the same story on Polish TV. She then helped Ms Cybulska find Mr Bielecki in Poland. In the summer of 1983, they met at the Krakow airport. He brought 39 red roses, one for each year they had spent apart."

Hero prisoner who escaped Auschwitz with girlfriend by dressing as S.S. officer before reuniting four decades later dies aged 90

Jerzy Bielecki, right, is seen with his brother Leszek . Bielecki, a Polish inmate who led his Jewish girlfriend out of Auschwitz in died Thursday at age it was announced Saturday Oct.

Holocaust survivor Henia Bryer:  Now in her 80s, she fears younger generations lack knowledge of the Holocaust.     "I had an operation once and the anaesthetist comes and looks at [the tattoo on] my arm and he says, 'What is this?' And I said, 'That's from Auschwitz.' And he said, 'Auschwitz, what was that?'  And that was a young man, a qualified doctor," she says.

Henia Bryer: Prisoner number A26188

Holocaust survivor Henia Bryer: Now in her she fears younger generations…

This is Sigmund Sobolewski. He was the 88th prisoner to enter into Auschwitz. Born to a Catholic family in Poland, Sobolewski was an officer in the Polish Army when Germany invaded the country. He would survive the initial invasion only to be arrested for his father’s anti-Nazi activities. Only 17 years old when he arrived at Auschwitz on the very first transport to the fledgling camp in June of 1940, he would spend the next four and a half years there, until the camp’s liberation in January…

This is Sigmund Sobolewski the prisoner of Auschwitz. He arrived on the first train and survived for five years before the camp was lib.

Survivor of medical experiments performed on twins in Auschwitz holds powerful, touching AMA.   Eva Mozes Kor's story is not only one of survival, but also one of compassion and love. She was just a child when she and her family were sent off to a concentration camp, but because she happened to be a twin, the horrors she experienced were different from those most others endured.   Q&A: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1xt5bb/iama_survivor_of_medical_experiments_performed_on/

Survivor of medical experiments performed on twins in Auschwitz holds powerful, touching AMA

Survivor of medical experiments performed on twins in Auschwitz holds powerful, touching AMA - Dose

"Ruchla Zylberberg lived in the village of Zawichost. Her father fled to the USSR. In 1941 at the age of 8, she was deported with her mother and sister Esther to Auschwitz, where those two were killed. Ruchla remained in the children's barracks in the camp. In December 1944 she was sent, together with 19 other Jewish children ages 5 - 12, to the Neuengamme camp near Hamburg, where they were subjected to medical experimentaton, then on April 20, 1945, were taken to a school building and…

Ruchla Zylberberg lived in the village of Zawichost. Her father fled to the…

Esther (Estha) Frenkel neé Horonczyk threw this postcard out of the train as she was being deported to Auschwitz on 7 August 1942. Her 2 year old son, Richard, was left behind in Pithviers and was deported shortly thereafter. Both mother and son perished.

Esther (Estha) Frenkel neé Horonczyk threw this postcard out of the train as she was being deported to Auschwitz on 7 August Her 2 year old son, Richard, was left behind in Pithviers and was deported shortly thereafter. Both mother and son perished.

Pictured is Tola Gryzgryn. This photograph was sent from the Sosnowiec ghetto to the Polanka labor camp, where her sister, Bronia Gryzgryn (now Bronia Rosmarin), was imprisoned. Tola was deported with her parents from Sosnowiec to Auschwitz, where they all perished. The Polish inscription on the photograph reads: "To my dearest sister as a memento, so that you'll never forget me - Tola; Sepember 2, 1942."

Pictured is Tola Gryzgryn. This photograph was sent from the Sosnowiec ghetto to…

One of five metal stamps for tattooing prisoner numbers – a new item in our Collections. This is one of the most important finds in recent years. Initially, the tattoos were applied to a left breast of a prisoner. A stamp fitted with sharp needles perforated the skin, and ink was rubbed into the wounds.

The implements once used by Auschwitz guards to tattoo prisoners

One of five metal stamps for tattooing prisoner numbers – A stamp fitted with sharp needles perforated the skin, and ink was rubbed into the wounds.

Portrait taken in Amsterdam Netherlands in 1942 of 3 year old Marianne Aandagt. Marianne was murdered in Auschwitz along with her mother and 7 year old brother Jacob on July 18, 1942.

Portrait taken in Amsterdam Netherlands in 1942 of 3 year old Marianne Aandagt. Marianne was murdered in Auschwitz along with her mother and 7 year old brother Jacob on July Look how sad this child is.

Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Some personal objects belonging to the Jewish victims which are presented inside the central bathouse (central sauna) building at the BIIg sector of Birkenau camp.

Some personal objects belonging to the Jewish victims which are presented inside the central bathouse (central sauna) building at the BIIg sector of Birkenau camp.

Survivor: Bessie Mittelman, 82, helps show the number tattooed on the chest of her husband Manny Mittelman, 88. He is one of the few Auschwitz survivors to have a chest tattoo. After the stamp system was replaced prisoners were tattooed on their arms

The implements once used by Auschwitz guards to tattoo prisoners

Michigan Holocaust survivors' stories told in new interactive online exhibit

3 December 1942: Jews in the Drancy assembly and detention camp in France. - From Drancy, Jews were sent to forced labor and extermination camps. From June 1942 to July 1944, 64 transports with 64,700 French, Polish, and Germans Jews left Drancy- 61 for Auschwitz and three for Sobibor. Drancy was liberated on August 17, 1944.

From Drancy, Jews were sent to forced labor and extermination camps. From June 1942 to July 64 transports with French, Polish, and Germans Jews left Drancy- 61 for Auschwitz and three for Sobibor. Drancy was liberated on August Yad Vashem Photo Archives

Alice Herz-Sommer, believed to be the oldest-known survivor of the Holocaust, died on Feb 23 in London at age 110, a family member said. Herz-Sommer's devotion to the piano and to her son sustained her through two years in a Nazi prison camp, and a film about her has been nominated for best short documentary at next week's Academy Awards.

World's oldest known Holocaust survivor dies at 110

Oldest living pianist gets a new doco at Alice Herz-Sommer, the world’s oldest Holocaust survivor, proves an inspiration in a new documentary.

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