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June 20, 2017

Famous photo of Holocaust child survivors leads to reunion

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 10:23 am

Famous photo taken at Auschwitz when the camp was liberated

During World War II, German soldiers were allowed, and even encouraged, to carry cameras. American soldiers were not allowed to carry cameras, but many of them took the cameras from the cold dead hands of German soldiers, and used them to take photos of the concentration camps.

Soviet soldiers were lucky to have a rifle, and most of them had probably never even seen a camera.

Auschwitz was “liberated” by Soviet soldiers on January 27, 1945, but it was not until February 1945 that the Soviets finally got around to filming the Auschwitz survivors. Because of this, the only images of the Auschwitz survivors, that can be seen today, are still shots from the Soviet film. Unfortunately, these still shots show the Auschwitz inmates as being in good health.

For example, the photo above shows the child survivors of Auschwitz as being in good health.

Now there is a news story, which shows the photo above. You can read the story at http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/outreach/caring-communities/2017/06/20/photo-holocaust-survivors-leads-reunion-72-years-later/399694001/

The news article shows this photo:

Photo of Auschwitz children was included in news article cited above

As shown in the news article, the photo above makes the children look as bad as possible, not as healthy children.

Many years ago, I worked as a photographer on a small town newspaper. I knew how to make photos look worse in order to get across a lie about the subject.

There is an old saying that “photos don’t lie.” Sometimes, a photo can be changed in the darkroom so that it tells a lie.

 

4 Comments »

  1. That’s what I was gonna say FG. “Took care of them” slapped me in the face. It was impossible to that. That’s the only logical conclusion . The Krauts clearly took care of them. Why is it so hard,for all the hammerheads out there to deduce that?

    Comment by Tim — June 20, 2017 @ 3:28 pm

  2. They look healthy to me. If they wanted to make them look,”unhealthy”,I’m not impressed. I see happy,fat,clean faces. Show me a picture of one of those little babies Somalia . That’s what a abused,undernourished child looks like. These Hebs get no sympathy from me.

    Comment by Tim — June 20, 2017 @ 3:25 pm

  3. The children in the picture look fine to me.
    Many survived because they were in a camp that took care of them. If they were outside living among the war good chance they might of been killed.

    JR

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — June 20, 2017 @ 10:29 am

    • You wrote: “Many survived because they were in a camp that took care of them.”

      You are correct. There are many Holocaust survivors alive today because they were put into camps, where they were taken care of. They ate potatoes in the camps. If you want to live long, eat potatoes. Potato salad is my favorite food and I eat it every day.

      Comment by furtherglory — June 20, 2017 @ 10:37 am


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