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Cologne Cathedral stands intact amidst the destruction caused by Allied air raids 9 March 1945.

Cologne Cathedral stands intact amidst the destruction caused by Allied air raids 9 March 1945.

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Homefront: This is the harsh reality for many On the Jewish Homefront; Jewish women and children who have been selected for death at Auschwitz-Birkenau, walk toward the gas chambers.

A transport of Hungarian Jews arriving at Auschwitz. With the deportations from Hungary, the role of Auschwitz-Birkenau as a key instrument in the German plan to murder the Jews of Europe became paramount. In three months, between late April and early July 1944, approximately 440,000 Hungarian Jews were deported, around 426,000 of them to Auschwitz. The SS sent approximately 320,000 of them directly to the gas chambers

the ramp at Birkenau, the selection station and extermination subcamp of Auschwitz. The people in the background are on their way to be gassed. The building of Crematorium II is just visible at the top of the picture.

Barracks at the “gypsy camp” in Auschwitz, probably after liberation

The Deportations of Sinti and Roma to Auschwitz

Auschwitz, Poland, Postwar, Crematorium 1 in Camp 1

Auschwitz, Poland, Postwar, Crematorium 1 in Camp 1

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Today, we keep the liturgical memorial of Saint Maximilian Kolbe (January 1894 – August a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar .

Janina was recaptured but was eventually liberated in April 1945

Janina was recaptured but was eventually liberated in April 1945

Deliana died in the death camp just three weeks after arriving

Deliana died in the death camp just three weeks after arriving

Corpses, stacked high in the Crematorium I storage chamber, awaited burial in the adjacent room. The burial was simple - in the fire and smoke of the furnaces. Prisoners, called Sonderkommando, or special squad, were forced to work in this place, on pain of death.

Survivor of Auschwitz Artist Jan Komski (Polish: - Crematorium I

dessin David Olère fours Auschwitz Birkenau crématoire

The work of David Olère has exceptional documentary value. No photographs were taken at Auschwitz of what went on in the gas chambers and crematoria.

Half of the original prisoners' wooden barracks from the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II—Birkenau returned to Poland after more than two decades of being loaned to the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington.   More:  http://en.auschwitz.org/m/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=97&Itemid=7

Half of the original prisoners' wooden barracks from the Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz II—Birkenau returned to Poland after more than two decades of being loaned to the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington. More: http://en.auschwitz.org/m/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=97&Itemid=7