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Auschwitz - To the Death Barracks

Auschwitz - To the Death Barracks Civil Rights World History Social Studies Ethics

This image, which is maintained by the German Federal Archives, depicts an elderly woman and three children who are being sent to the “death barracks” at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The picture, according to the Archives, was taken sometime in May of 1944.

Bearing identification number 183-74237-004, the photo has a description, written in German. Here is its English translation:

Auschwitz -Birkenau, Old Woman and Children

Central Picture / Repro , 28.06.1960 Documentary photographs of the crimes of Eichmann, murderer of Jews.  

Eichman, murderer of Jews, has been responsible for, and played a leading role in, contracting the Jewish population in ghettos in the territory of Czechoslovakia and for the transport of countless Jewish men, women and children of different nationalities to the death camps, such as Auschwitz -Birkenau.

The documentary photos belong to a number of recordings which were made by a native of North Bohemia, SS man Bernhard WALTER with Eichmann's approval in Auschwitz [the "Auschwitz Album"].

Fascist criminals, of Eichmann’s caliber, did not even stop for the elderly and children. Here children and an elderly woman [most likely from Hungary] are on the way to the death barracks (Auschwitz -Birkenau).

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5124stories and lessons created

Original Release: Feb 25, 2015

Updated Last Revision: Jun 16, 2016


Media Credits

Image, described above, online via the German Federal Archives. 

 

Attribution:  Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-74237-004 License: CC BY-SA 3.0

 

Image description in German (translated above):

 

KZ Auschwitz-Birkenau, alte Frau und Kinder

Zentralbild/Repro, 28.6.1960 Dokumentarfotos zu den Verbrechen des Judenmörders Eichmann. Für das Zusammenziehen der jüdischen Bevölkerung in Ghettos auf dem Gebiet der Tschechoslowakei und für den Transport zahlloser jüdischer Männer, Frauen und Kinder verschiedener Nationalitäten in die Vernichtungslager, wie z.B. Auschwitz-Birkenau, ist Judenmörder EICHMANN an führender Stelle mitverantwortlich gewesen. Die dokumentarischen Fotos gehören zu einer Anzahl Aufnahmen, die von dem aus Nordböhmen stammenden SS-Mann Bernhard WALTER mit Eichmanns Genehmigung in Auschwitz angefertigt wurden ["Auschwitz-Album"]

- Selbst vor Greisen und Kindern machten die faschistischen Verbrecher vom Schlage Eichmanns nicht Halt. Hier Kinder und eine alte Frau auf dem Wege in die Todesbaracke (Auschwitz-Birkenau).

 

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