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Auschwitz, Poland, A boy wearing a prisoners uniform after liberation, 1945. A triangular badge with a number is sewn to the uniform.

Auschwitz, Poland, A boy wearing a prisoners uniform after liberation, 1945. A triangular badge with a number is sewn to the uniform.

The woman’s barrack at Auschwitz as it was seen immediately upon liberation by the Soviets, 27 Jan 1945

The woman’s barrack at Auschwitz as it was seen immediately upon liberation by the Soviets, 27 Jan 1945

Czech citizens having to greet invading German troops, October 1938. This photo just haunts me.

Czech citizens having to greet invading German troops, October 1938. This photo just haunts me.

Some of the 600 children who had survived the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp  show their tattooed identification numbers upon liberation.

Some of the 600 children who had survived the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp show their tattooed identification numbers upon liberation.

Colonel Edward Seiller of the US Army forces the civilians of Landsberg, Germany to look upon the victims of the neighboring slave labor camp, Kaufering IV.

Colonel Edward Seiller of the US Army forces the civilians of Landsberg, Germany to look upon the victims of the neighboring slave labor camp, Kaufering IV.

Jewish children inside the Warsaw Ghetto hold up their hats for bits of food tossed over the wall by kind, and brave, passers-by.  Anyone, Pole, Jew, or German, could face summary execution if caught throwing food into the Ghetto.

Jewish children inside the Warsaw Ghetto hold up their hats for bits of food tossed over the wall by kind, and brave, passers-by. Anyone, Pole, Jew, or German, could face summary execution if caught throwing food into the Ghetto.

Jewish women and girls await execution at a mass grave in Skede, Latvia.  Made to strip down to underclothes as they waited, the women were told to approach the lip of the grave in groups of ten.  They were there forced to strip naked, before being shot.  Many did not die from the gunshot, but bled to death, or were smothered by the weight of bodies that fell on top of them.  In groups of ten, 2,800 human beings were killed between December 15 and 17, 1941.

Jewish women and girls await execution at a mass grave in Skede, Latvia. Made to strip down to underclothes as they waited, the women were told to approach the lip of the grave in groups of ten. They were there forced to strip naked, before being shot. Many did not die from the gunshot, but bled to death, or were smothered by the weight of bodies that fell on top of them. In groups of ten, 2,800 human beings were killed between December 15 and 17, 1941.

Some part of the horror of the Holocaust derives from the cold casualness with which the Germans (and their allies) committed deeds of the most brutal and shocking violence.  Despite the soul-rending pleas of these two peasant women, the soldier stood nonchalantly and executed both at point-blank range.

Some part of the horror of the Holocaust derives from the cold casualness with which the Germans (and their allies) committed deeds of the most brutal and shocking violence. Despite the soul-rending pleas of these two peasant women, the soldier stood nonchalantly and executed both at point-blank range.

Max Epstein and his sister Malka, who were forced to undress before being executed in pits by German forces and Latvian collaborators. The photograph is part of a series of photos documenting the massacre of some 2,800 Jews from Liepaja.  Most of them were women and children. Skeden, Latvia, 15-17 December, 1941

Max Epstein and his sister Malka, who were forced to undress before being executed in pits by German forces and Latvian collaborators. The photograph is part of a series of photos documenting the massacre of some 2,800 Jews from Liepaja. Most of them were women and children. Skeden, Latvia, 15-17 December, 1941