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May 25, 2017

a room full of hair cut from Jewish victims

The room full of human hair in Museum at Auschwitz —  Photo Credit: Lukasz Trzcinski

The title of this blog post is a quote from a news article which you can read in full at

Begin quote from news article:

In one of the exhibits there, [at Auschwitz, the students] saw a room full of hair cut from the heads of Jewish victims some 75 years ago.

“They took their hair and made textiles out of it,” Ariel said. “That’s really, really hard. It’s part of you. That’s such a big identity thing to me. It’s a loss of your identity.”

They also saw a room full of shoes. Maybe 40,000 pairs of shoes, all gray and dusty now.

My photo of shoes on display at Auschwitz

“There were baby shoes and high heels,” said Alex, who just graduated from Hilton Head Preparatory School and is looking forward to the College of Charleston. “It’s symbolic that it didn’t matter who you were before.”

They remarked that 40,000 pairs of shoes represent only a small fraction of the 6 million people murdered in the concentration camps of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party until Allies put a stop to it with the bloodbath of World War II.

The girls were amazed at the inhumanity.

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I don’t think that students from all over the world should be brought to Auschwitz to see the displays. They should be studying about what the Jews did to cause the Germans to send them to camps.

My photo of the display of suitcases

I have a section on my website about the displays:

February 21, 2016

What was the worst thing that happened to women at Auschwitz? Their heads were shaved

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 4:58 pm
Women had their heads shaved on the day that they entered Auschwitz

Women had their heads shaved on the day that they entered Auschwitz-Birkenau

The following quote is from a news article which you can read in full here:

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Last week I travelled to Auschwitz with the Holocaust Educational Trust and young people from my constituency. Like all who visit, I was struck by the scale of human tragedy. I’ve seen some things in my life, met hundreds of survivors of torture, oppression and slavery. I have been trained to have empathy and understanding but to use techniques to cope and not take work home with me. I’m a tough cookie. The sight of tonnes and tonnes of hair sheared from the heads of Jewish women and girls floored me.

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The photo above show human hair at Auschwitz-Birkenau

Why was the hair shaved from the heads of the women at Auschwitz? Was it because the Nazis wanted to humiliate these women, or was it because lice, which spreads typhus, hides in the hair? Were the Nazis trying to SAVE lives?

Cloth that was made from human hair is displayed at Auschwitz

My photo of the cloth that was made from human hair at Auschwitz-Birkenau

To make matters even worse, the Nazis used to human hair to make cloth, which is shown in my photo above.

My photo of the suitcases at Auschwitz

My photo of the suitcases at Auschwitz