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      Horror Story - U1417464 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis. Paul Leo Seidel, of Munich, former inmate of the Auschwitz camp, displays a model of the so-called ‘Bocer Swing’ – A torture method devised by Wilhlem Bocer, one of the defendants at the Frankfurt trial. According to testimony of Auschwitz survivors, the prisoners' hands were tied behind their backs and their legs put through this loop. They were then made to ‘wing’ by Bocer using truncheon or whip.

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    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 45.

    May the Nazis who did this, rest in Hell!...Nazis at Ravensbruck concentration camp amputated limbs from prisoners in useless attempts to transplant them onto other inmates. Many of the victims perished as a result.

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    . With the abundance of photographs and witness testimonials, it is difficult to imagine anyone could deny that the deaths of more than 12 million people could be exaggerated or falsely reported. Human beings at their absolute worst.

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    Not published in LIFE magazine. Examining Buchenwald prisoners after the camp's liberation by U.S. troops, April 1945.

    The Auschwitz Album - the only surviving visual evidence of the process of mass murder at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The photos were taken Ernst Hofmann or by Bernhard Walter, two SS men whose task was to take ID photos and fingerprints of the inmates. The photos in the album show the entire process except for the killing itself.


    Paul Leo Seidel, of Munich, former inmate of the Auschwitz Extermination Camp, displays a model of the ‘Boger Swing.' It was a torture method devised by Wilhlem Boger, one of the defendants at the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials held from December 20, 1963 to August 19, 1965. According to testimony of Auschwitz survivors, the prisoner’s hands were tied in back and their legs put through this loop. They were then made to ‘swing’ by Boger using truncheon or whip. Rights Managed, Stock Photo Corbis

    Children's shoes from Auschwitz :'(

    "He who saves a single soul , saves the world entire" The Jewish Inscription on Schindler’s ring given to him by the Jews at Brunnlitz.

    Martin Niemöller, best remembered for this quote during WWII: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.

    Alice Herz-Sommer, 108, "has the distinction of being not only the oldest Terezin survivor but also holds the title of the oldest Holocaust survivor in the world. Deported to Terezin with her husband and young son, the 21-year-old accomplished pianist gave music lessons to the children of the camp and played more than 100 concerts for inmates during her internment at Terezin."She is so beautiful

    This man should never be forgotten.

    A liberated inmate of the Nordhausen concentration camp, April 1945.

    Witold Pilecki - To prove that Auschwitz was killing people, not a labor camp, forged papers,entered a ghetto roundup, and was sent to Auschwitz. He redistributed food to prisoners, trained them in martial arts, and passed news out. He & a few others beat up guards, stole their clothes and left the camp carrying the guard's stolen papers. They were in the woods for 3 days, til they met up with the Home Army and passed the info on. This was the first evidence of the existence of death camps.

    When troops liberated the concentration camps they were unprepared for what they encountered. Here a U.S. soldier holds a victim of Nazi terror sobbing in relief of his liberation.

    The most notorious and the best documented of these massacres took place on September 29–30, 1941, where in 33,771 Jews were killed in a single operation. The decision to kill all the Jews in Kiev was made by the military governor, Major-General Kurt Eberhard, the Police Commander for Army Group South. It is estimated that between 100,000 and 150,000 more lives were taken at Babi Yar.