Today in WW2 history 1/25/40 - Oswiecim or Auschwitz Poland was chosen as a concentration camp site.
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Wedding rings of Holocaust victims. Just remember, this cannot be all of them. Each of these rings belonged to a person who had a family, a person they loved. This is one of the most haunting things I've ever seen.

Wedding rings of Holocaust victims. Just remember, this cannot be all of them. Each of these rings belonged to a person who had a family, a person they loved. This is one of the most haunting things I've ever seen.

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A pile of bodies left to rot in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, found after the camp was liberated by British forces (April 20, 1945). Some 60,000 civilians, most suffering from typhus, typhoid and dysentery, were dying by the hundreds daily, despite the frantic efforts by medical services rushed to the camp.

A pile of bodies left to rot in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, found after the camp was liberated by British forces (April 20, 1945). Some 60,000 civilians, most suffering from typhus, typhoid and dysentery, were dying by the hundreds daily, despite the frantic efforts by medical services rushed to the camp.

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American soldiers walking past rows and rows of corpses at the Nordhausen concentration camp just after its liberation.   Location: Nordhausen, Germany   Date taken: April 1945   Photographer: John Florea  Life Images

American soldiers walking past rows and rows of corpses at the Nordhausen concentration camp just after its liberation. Location: Nordhausen, Germany Date taken: April 1945 Photographer: John Florea Life Images

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Buchenwald was a Nazi extermination camp near Weimar, Germany. It was one of the first and largest of concentration camps on German soil. As American soldiers liberated Buchenwald, they found 900 children, like this 5 year old orphan.   http://www.vaniercollege.qc.ca/events/holocaust04/children6.html

Buchenwald was a Nazi extermination camp near Weimar, Germany. It was one of the first and largest of concentration camps on German soil. As American soldiers liberated Buchenwald, they found 900 children, like this 5 year old orphan. http://www.vaniercollege.qc.ca/events/holocaust04/children6.html

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"Imre Kertész (b.1929) - Nobel Prize winner, as a kid in with concentration camp number.  Writer was a holocaust survivor who´s novel Sorstalanság is one of the best holocaust books ever written."

"Imre Kertész (b.1929) - Nobel Prize winner, as a kid in with concentration camp number. Writer was a holocaust survivor who´s novel Sorstalanság is one of the best holocaust books ever written."

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