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May 27, 2015

Holocaust survivors identify themselves in famous photo

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 1:46 pm
Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp identify themselves in a famous photo

Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp identify themselves in a famous photo

In the above photo, which is shown on this news article, survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp identify themselves.

The original of this photo is a still shot from a movie. It can be seen on  this website: http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/our_collections/auschwitz/

Children at Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp who were liberated by Soviet soldiers

Children at Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp who were liberated by Soviet soldiers

The news article begins with this quote:

“There are more than half a million Holocaust survivors worldwide and some need urgent help to live a dignified life, says an adviser to the US secretary of state”

The Holocaust survivor on the far right in the photo is Eva Kor, who seems to me to be living a dignified life. She is frequently mentioned in news articles today.

Holocaust survivor shown leaving the Auschwitz main camp which was not a death camp for Jews

Holocaust survivor shown leaving the Auschwitz main camp which was not a death camp for Jews

The news article ends with this quote:

“Austria and Poland have programmes to pay pensions to survivors who suffered on their territories but live abroad, while Germany is running a four-year $1 billion (£650 million) home care programme for survivors.”

It seems to me that the Holocaust survivors are already being compensated for their suffering, but it is never enough.  The Jews can never get enough money from the perpetrators of the Holocaust, and they can never get enough revenge.

Another photo of Auschwitz child survivors who are still alive

Another photo of Auschwitz child survivors who are still alive