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23 Pictures That Capture The Horrors Of The Holocaust

Saturday is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. "To forget would be not only dangerous but offensive; to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time." —Elie Wiesel

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Left: Tatiana Bucci (left) and Andra Bucci (right) after their liberation from Auschwitz and their reunification with their parents in in 1946. Right: Mira and Giovanni Bucci on their wedding in 1935. Mira, who was Jewish, was deported with the couple's two daughters, Andra and Tatiana, to Auschwitz in 1944.

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Victim memorials in a cell at the Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar, Germany. The victims are named as Michael Zajac (1908–1941), Albert Kuntz (1896–1945) and Julius Silbermann (1905–1938).

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A hook projects its shadow on the wall in the "Strangling Room," called Leichenkeller (corpse cellar) by the Nazis, in the basement of the crematorium in Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar, Germany, where 1,100 prisoners were garroted and hanged by the SS. The camp, established by the Nazis in 1937, was one of the first and the largest on German soil, housing some 250,000 prisoners between 1937 and 1945. 65,000 prisoners were killed or died during this period.

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The gas "shower" at Majdanek concentration camp in Lublin, Poland. The Majdanek concentration camp was a death camp built in 1941 by orders of the commander of the SS, Heinrich Himmler.

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Relics found at a former rubbish dump are displayed as part of the historical exhibition at former concentration camp Buchenwald. Between July 1937 and April 1945, the Nazis imprisoned a quarter-million people at Buchenwald, with a death toll of around 56,000. Buchenwald was liberated on April 11, 1945 by US troops.

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An open-air mass cremation place in former Nazi German concentration camp Stutthof in Sztutowo, Poland. Stutthof was the first Nazi concentration camp built outside of Germany. Completed in September 1939, it was located in a secluded, wet, and wooded area west of the small town of Sztutowo in the Freie Stadt Danzig area.


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