Saturday, December 11, 2010

Take five minutes to see real evil

Jews undergoing the selection process on the Birkenau arrival platform known as the "ramp". The people in the background are on their way to Crematorium II, whose building is just visible on the top center of the photo.

This is the story of a Hungarian Jewish woman who survived Auschwitz and found a coat belonging to a guard which she took to shield her from the cold immediately after her liberation. In the pocket of this coat she found a photo album. It contained pictures of what went on in this extermination camp. Imagine her reaction when she saw a picture of herself coming off of the train as well pictures of her family who were already murdered. This album at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem was donated by this woman in 1980 and will forever be displayed there. When you have 5 minutes of peace and quiet in front of your computer, watch it and consider passing it around to people that you know so they can share it and know about it. It is truly moving and important.

The Auschwitz Album

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