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    Date: 1939 Locale: Poland Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Shulamith Garbasz-Zimet Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum A young Jewish girl poses by a garden fence. Pictured is Chaja Garbasz, who later perished in the Holocaust.

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    Prewar portrait of two Belgian Jewish sisters who later were killed in Auschwitz. Linked is the story of their two sisters' survival in hiding at a convent.

    Jewish women and girls await execution at a mass grave in Skede, Latvia. Made to strip down to underclothes as they waited, the women were told to approach the lip of the grave in groups of ten. They were there forced to strip naked, before being shot. Many did not die from the gunshot, but bled to death, or were smothered by the weight of bodies that fell on top of them. In groups of ten, 2,800 human beings were killed between December 15 and 17, 1941.

    The History Place - Holocaust Timeline: Massacre at Babi Yar included this child.

    "Auschwitz-Birkenau, then and now" (via BBC) The juxtaposition of images is chilling

    Roman Vishniac. Nettie Stub poses next to a chalkboard on the first day of school in Hanover, Germany, in September 1935. After Vishniac photographed Stub in Zbaszyn, the Red Cross took her to Sweden, where she survived the war. Her parents and two siblings were not able to leave Poland and perished. An older brother tracked Stub down in Sweden after the war, during which he was incarcerated in Buchenwald. Together, they immigrated to New York in 1945 / US Holocaust Memorial Museum

    Children gaze outward, just prior to their execution. At least one million children died in the Holocaust, most of them in the gas chambers. As the Germans swept into Soviet territory, they sometimes turned the task of killing Jewish children over to their Ukrainian allies. (Photo: Central State Archive of Film, Photo and Phonographic Documents / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive.)

    Anne Frank a victim of the Jewish Holocaust, yet she lived with a beautiful heart and soul.

    Soon after liberation, surviving children of the Auschwitz camp walk out of the children's barracks. Poland, after January 27, 1945. — US Holocaust Memorial Museum

    Portion of photo mural depicting Jewish Auschwitz survivors from Salonika showing their tattooed arms on the third floor of the permanent exhibition at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

    One of the most famous photos taken during the Holocaust shows Jewish families arrested by Nazis during the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland, and sent to be gassed at Treblinka extermination camp. This picture and over 50 others were taken by the Nazis to chronicle the successful destruction of the Ghetto.

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    October 1944: Oskar Schindler, a German officer, saves 1200 Jews by moving them from Plaszow labor camp to his factory in Sudetenland. Photograph shows Schindler (second from right) with a few of the Jewish workers he saved. Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

    Helga Kann, little German Jewish girl. Photo taken before WW2, nothing else is known. She likely perished in the Holocaust.

    German officers examine Polish children to determine whether they qualify as "Aryan." Poland, wartime. — US Holocaust Memorial Museum

    Portrait of a young girl in the Loborgrod concentration camp wearing a Jewish badge. ADD TO CART PHOTO INFORMATION Photograph:...

    Lviv pogroms, petlura days 27-29

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    A Jewish family in the Piotrkow Trybunalski ghetto. All those pictured died in the Holocaust. Poland, 1940. — US Holocaust Memorial Museum