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In 2011, Pat Hutchens sat down with Julia Gabriel from Christian Broadcasting Network to discuss her paintings from the Auschwitz Album Revi...

The Auschwitz Album Revisited is now on exhibit in Ukraine. VP of Jerusalem Connection Shelley Neese went to Ukraine for the opening of the exhibit on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

An elderly man selected for death. In Birkenau, the elderly were almost immediately sent to the gas chambers as they were deemed "unfit for work".

Lilly Jacob-Zelmanovic Meier recently donated the album to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum in Israel. Lilly, a Holocaust survivor, miraculously found the album on the day of her liberation in a cupboard in an abandoned SS barracks. Providentially, the album contained the last pictures of Lilly’s family and friends, right before their extermination.

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When Lili Jacobs accidently discovered the Auschwitz Album at the close of WWII, the very first person she saw when she looked inside was Rabbi Naftali Zvi Weiss, the chief rabbi of Bilke, her Rabbi from her home town. He is the man on the left in this painting.

Although the historical purpose of the Aushwitz Album is unknown, the photographers are most likely SS officers given the task of taking photo IDs of all inmates. The photographs document the ‘selection process’ of Hungarian Jews who arrived to Auschwitz in the summer of 1944. Those ‘fit to work’ were registered, deloused, and robbed of all their personal effects.

Although the historical purpose of the Aushwitz Album is unknown, the photographers are most likely SS officers given the task of taking photo IDs of all inmates. The photographs document the ‘selection process’ of Hungarian Jews who arrived to Auschwitz in the summer of 1944.

The Auschwitz Album is the only surviving visual evidence of the process of mass murder at Auschwitz-Birkenau. It is a unique document and was donated to Yad Vashem by Lilly Jacob-Zelmanovic Meier. The photos were taken at the end of May or beginning of June 1944, either by Ernst Hofmann or by Bernhard Walter, two SS men whose task was to take ID photos and fingerprints of the inmates (not of the Jews who were sent directly to the gas chambers).

The Auschwitz Album is the only surviving visual evidence of the process of mass murder at Auschwitz-Birkenau. It is a unique document and was donated to Yad Vashem by Lilly Jacob-Zelmanovic Meier. The photos were taken at the end of May or beginning of June 1944, either by Ernst Hofmann or by Bernhard Walter, two SS men whose task was to take ID photos and fingerprints of the inmates (not of the Jews who were sent directly to the gas chambers).

The Auschwitz Album

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The #Auschwitz Album is the only surviving visual evidence of the process of mass murder at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. This picture is of women and children waiting in a small wooded area near Crematorium IV. #Holocaust

The Auschwitz Album

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  • Beatriz Vargas

    Nazis, neonazis and muslims are faggots, terrorists, subhuman moonpies: killing women and children, inocent & defensless people is from the devil not from true God. Allah is false god and Muhamed is false prophet (SBUH). Like nazis so the islam will be destroyed for the true God always destroys enemies of His chosen people. Regardless of what evil does, evil gets destroyed in the end. Evil is stupid (find me one normal muslim or neonazi and I will say I am wrong) and never learns. True Jews are the best and the brightest people on this planet, not for nothing God choose them among all the nations.

  • Maggie Schoff

    wow - thats a lot of racist bullshit. Believing that all Muslims are evil and will be destroyed is very similar to how the Nazis felt and acted against the Jews. Learn from the past - don't repeat it

Jews who were classified as "not fit for work" waiting in a grove outside Crematorium IV before they were to be gassed. At this point, the Jews were exhausted and in a state of shock from the horrors of the journey and the selection process that they had just endured. The vast majority had no idea what fate awaited them. #Holocaust

Jews who were classified as "not fit for work" waiting in a grove outside Crematorium IV before they were to be gassed. At this point, the Jews were exhausted and in a state of shock from the horrors of the journey and the selection process that they had just endured. The vast majority had no idea what fate awaited them.

Jews arriving at the camp before undergoing the selection process. Mass scenes like this were an almost daily occurrence in the summer of 1944, when the destruction of the Jews of Hungary was at its height. In the background it is possible to see Crematorium II, to which many of the Jews were sent after selection to be killed. #Holocaust