December, 1943 | Siemens-Schuckert Electric employs 40 female prisoners in its newly built plant in Bobrek near #Auschwitz.
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auschwitz.nyc Por primera vez en la historia, más de 600 objetos originales se exponen en la primera exposición itinerante sobre Auschwitz coproducida por Musealia y el Museo Estatal de Auschwitz – Birkenau; un emotivo y riguroso recorrido por uno de los capítulos más oscuros de la historia de la humanidad que, sin duda, removerá la conciencia del mundo.
A partir del 1 de diciembre, estreno mundial en Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal de Madrid. ▪️For the first time in History, more than 600 original objects are shown in the first travelling exhibition about Auschwitz co-produced by Musealia and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, a moving and accurate tour through one of the darkest chapters of the History of Humankind that will certainly stir the world’s conscience. World premiere in Madrid. Opening December 1st, 2017.
December, 1943 | Siemens-Schuckert Electric employs 40 female prisoners in its newly built plant in Bobrek near #Auschwitz.
The selection procedure carried out on the ramps was as follows: families were divided after leaving the train cars and all the people were lined up in two columns. The men and older boys were in one column, and the women and children of both sexes in the other.
Next, the people were led to the camp doctors and other camp functionaries conducting selection. They judged the people standing before them on sight and, sometimes eliciting a brief declaration as to their age and occupation, decided whether they would live or die.
Age was one of the principal criteria for selection. As a rule, all children below 16 years of age (from 1944, below 14) and the elderly were sent to die. As a statistical average, about 20% of the people in transports were chosen for labor. They were led into the camp, registered as prisoners, and assigned the next numbers in the various series.
Of the approximately 1.1 million Jews deported to Auschwitz, about 200 thousand were chosen in this way. The remainder, about 900 thousand people, were killed in the gas chambers.
Eighteen-year-old Hanoch Kolman was deported to Auschwitz in the fall of 1942.
He was put to work in Auschwitz-Birkenau and forced to maintain and repair the brick ovens of the crematoria. The standard prisoner outfit gave little protection in the cold Polish winter. In order to help him keep warm, a friend placed a lining in his cap.
Collection of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, gift of Henry Coleman, in Auschwitz Exhibition.
German nationalists had long called for a return of the territories Germany had lost to Poland in 1918–19, and for an expansion of Lebensraum (living space) in the east. In a pragmatic move, Germany entered into a secret agreement with the Soviet Union to partition Poland.
Hitler authorized the transformation of the annexed land into a German landscape for German people.
This project included the deportation of Poles to the central and eastern part of the German-controlled territories, an immigration of ethnic Germans from eastern Europe, and the imprisonment of Polish Jews in ghettos until their intended removal to Madagascar or elsewhere. Back in the German Reich, Hitler also authorized a program to kill inmates of German asylums deemed to be a burden on the war effort.
This passport of Jakob, Roza, and Isabella Goldin, shows a statement by Jan Zwartendijk that no visa is required to enter Dutch colonies in the West Indies (July 30, 1940), and the transit visa subsequently issued by Chiune Sugihara (August 5, 1940).
Collection of the @MuseumofJewishHeritage gift of Isabella Goldin Weinberg, displayed at Auschwitz Exhibition
November 27, 1941| Deportation of Jews from Wuerzburg, Germany.
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The collaboration of prisoners was key to the organization of all the German concentration camps.
The hierarchy among the prisoners included the Lagerälteste (camp elder); the many Blockältester (barrack elders); and the Rapportschreibers (roll-call secretaries).
Kapos oversaw work details.
The people in these positions were shielded from the worst aspects of daily life and also wielded unlimited power over their fellow prisoners.
Warsaw, occupied Poland.
SS soldiers drag a Jew in the street during an aktion in the ghetto.
Picture from Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, Jerusalem archives.
A veteran of World War I, Bruno Schwoch was the personal assistant to Otto Klemperer, conductor of the Prussian State Opera in Berlin.
In May 1933 Schwoch, like Klemperer, was fired because he was a “non-Aryan.”
Schwoch appealed this decision on the ground of his military service. The appeal was rejected.
Klemperer left for the United States. Schwoch and his wife immigrated to Palestine in November 1934.
Original artifact from the collections of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust , gift of Herbert A. and Nancy Bernhard, displayed in @auschwitzexhibition
Auschwitz was the largest and most organized death Nazi camp. More people was killed here than in any other German Nazi camp.
It is our mission, of one of us, to keep the memory of the victims alive and to remind what human race is capable of and prevent something similar from happening again: say no to hatred and discrimination in all of its multiple forms.
This miniature china rabit doll was carried into Auschwitz by an unknown deportee, (1940s). It is very likely that his owner was a young kid who, presumably, was killed upon arrival.
Collection of the Auschwitz Memorial / Muzeum Auschwitz displayed in Auschwitz Exhibiton, NOW OPEN at NYC's Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
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We are honored to announce that the Auschwitz Exhibition coproduced by Musealia and Auschwitz Memorial / Muzeum Auschwitz was yesterday awarded with the Grand Prix at the Europa Nostra Awards, by the European Commission and Europa Creativa
When choosing Auschwitz Exhibition to receive this year’s Grand Prix in the category Education, Training and Awareness-Raising, the Board of Europa Nostra noted: “Exhibitions such as Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. – based on rigorous research and European collaboration – are important in that they raise awareness and make the lessons from our shared past more tangible, offering factual and clear evidence of what can happen when various forms of extremism are tolerated”.
Above all, the Award comes as an important tribute to all the victims, and a powerful reminder of how the story of Auschwitz is part of our shared cultural heritage.
Hundreds of thousands have visited the exhibition, many of which are young students. It is very encouraging that so many people, in different continents, are willing to face such a deeply problematic part of our history. It speaks about the responsibility many individuals share not only to remember the past, but also to critically analyse our present.
This recognition goes to the memory of all the Holocaust victims and their families, all the institutions and people that helped us to create this exhibition and our team of historians, museum experts, architects, conservators, designers and communication experts who indefatigably work every day to approach Auschwitz lessons to our visitors.
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The Kristallnacht was a pogrom against Jews carried out by SA paramilitary forces and civilians throughout Nazi Germany on 9–10 November 1938.
Jewish homes, hospitals and schools were ransacked as attackers demolished buildings with sledgehammers. Rioters destroyed 267 synagogues throughout Germany, Austria and the Sudetenland and over 7,000 Jewish businesses were damaged or destroyed, while at least 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and transferred most of them from local prisons to Dachau, Buchenwald, Sachsenhausen, and other concentration camps.
By the end of that year most Jews remaining in Germany (which included Austria and the Sudetenland) wanted to leave, as the Nazi regime set about completing the process of disenfranchisement and expropriation.
Jews were allowed to participate in the economy only as forced laborers; they were banned from theaters, cinemas, concerts, exhibitions, and parks. All Jewish communal and cultural organizations were shut down. Some Germans tried to support their Jewish friends and colleagues, but the majority stood by in silence.
📸 New York Times report on Kristallnacht (Crystal Night) displayed in Auschwitz Exhibition
The “helpers” of the Frank family bought six bags of dried beans for the people hiding in the Secret Annex. Peter van Pels hoisted them up to the attic, but one 55-pound bag tore open.
Anne wrote on November 9, 1942: “We started picking them up right away, but beans are so little and slippery that they roll into every nook and cranny.”
After his return from Auschwitz, Otto found these beans still lodged between the cracks of the stairs in the annex.
Original artifacts from the Anne Frank House (Amsterdam) displayed in Auschwitz Exhibition during its stay at NYC's Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Female prisoners are escorted to the barracks by the Blockälteste (block or barracks leader) at the left.
Prisoner functionaries (Funktionshäftling) were prisoners who were assigned by the SS guards to supervise forced labor or carry out administrative tasks in the camp.
This functionary system minimized costs by allowing camps to function with fewer SS personnel.
The system was also designed to turn victim against victim, as the prisoner functionaries were pitted against their fellow prisoners in order to maintain the favor of their SS guards.
If they were derelict, they would be returned to the status of ordinary prisoners and be subject to other prisoner functionaries.
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In the Middle Ages, Jews were forced to wear distinctive clothing or badges as a way to discourage social interaction.
This imperial proclamation shows the circle Jews had to wear in 16th century Germany.
Reinhard Heydrich, architect of the Nazis’ Final Solution, gave the artifact to Hermann Göring as a birthday present on January 12, 1940.
Original object from the collections of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust lended by the George and Adele Klein Family Foundation and displayed in Auschwitz Exhibition.
October-November, 1939 |
Polish teachers moments before their execution by firing squad in the "Valley of Death" near Fordon.
The Nazis sought to destroy Polish culture and the Polish nation, and eliminate any resistance, by arresting and murdering Polish people.
In 1939, Jacob Klipper left Vienna for Palestine to prepare a foothold for his family. He expected that his wife, Klara-Kayla, and his children, Heinz and Gaby, would soon follow.
He took most of their belongings with him, including this dress.
The outbreak of war made it impossible for Klara-Kayla and the children to leave Vienna. On September 6, 1943, they were murdered in Auschwitz.
Collection of Yad Vashem Museum, gift of Menashe Klipper, currently displayed in Auschwitz Exhibition
This SS dagger (1933-1945) carries the SS motto: “Meine Ehre heist Treue” (My honor is loyalty).
In a state organized on the Führerprinzip (leader principle), the SS claimed preeminence because each member had sworn unconditional loyalty and obedience to Hitler.
Collection of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust , gift of Morris “Tiny” Weintraub, currently displayed in Auschwitz Exhibition
Elderly Jews and families being deported from Szydlowiec, occupied Poland, 1942.
Some of the objects displayed in the exhibition, shown to the public for the first time, may seem trivial at first glance. But when one realizes that these are the last remains, the only witnesses to the lives of some of the millions of people murdered by the Nazi Germany… your heart shrinks and your mind begins to search for answers to try to understand.
How could a culturally advanced country as Germany commit one of the greatest crimes in history? How did Auschwitz become the main site for these killings? And, above all, how could such a place come into existence?
Original objects from the Auschwitz Exhibition currently displayed at NYC's Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
“I stare directly ahead as I take off my clothes. I am afraid. By not looking at anyone I hope no one will see me. I hesitate before removing my bra. I decide to leave my bra on. Just then a shot rings out. The charge is ear-shattering. Some women begin to scream. Others weep. I quickly take my bra off. . . . A burden was lifted. The burden of individuality. Of associations. Of identity. Of the recent past.”
Auschwitz survivor Livia Bitton-Jackson (1997)
The building of the so-called Central Sauna at the former Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp.
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October, 1935 |
The "Law for the Protection of the Hereditary Health of the German People" requires all prospective marriage partners to obtain from the public health authorities a certificate of fitness to marry.
Such certificates are refused to those suffering from "hereditary illnesses" and contagious diseases and those attempting to marry in violation of the Nuremberg Laws.
Just a month later, the first supplemental decree of the Nuremberg Laws extended the prohibition on marriage or sexual relations between people who could produce "racially suspect" offspring.
A week later, the minister of the interior interpreted this to mean relations between "those of German or related blood" and Roma (Gypsies), Black people, or their offspring.
On March 1936 Hitler would win the elections after a single-question referendum.
From then on, the segregation and persecution of the German Jews first and Jews across Europe intensified.
In June 2021, after our un at NYC's Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust the exhibition will open its doors at Kansas City's Union Station Kansas City Inc..
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Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. Opening at Union Station Kansas City in June 2021. Advance VIP tickets on sale now.
For the first time, 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, a touring exhibition dedicated to the historical significance of the camp is being presented to a U.S. audience.
This groundbreaking exhibition brings together more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs from over 20 institutions and museums around the world. Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away is the most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the history of Auschwitz and its role in the Holocaust ever presented in North America, and an unparalleled opportunity to confront the singular face of human evil - one that arose not long ago and not far away.
Union Station Kansas City is honored to host this significant story and presentation of artifacts and - in addition to making advance tickets available - has opened opportunities for interested businesses, institutions and individuals to lend their support to help make this extraordinary exhibition possible.
The exhibition is presented by Bank of America. We thank them for their support.
Learn more at >> http://bit.ly/USKCNotLongAgo
For advance VIP tickets, visit >> http://bit.ly/June2021Tickets
Advance tickets are $25 (plus $1.25 Union Station preservation fee) and can be redeemed for your choice of date during the exhibition run. VIP ticket holders will also have early access to reservations, ahead of the general public, ensuring you can be among the very first to visit this profoundly important exhibition.
October, 1942 |
Beginning of the deportation to #Auschwitz of 46,000 Jewish people from the occupied Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.
By the end of 1942, only 15,530 Jews remained in the Protectorate, 13% of the 1939 population. In June 1943, 4,000 Jewish Council employees and their families were sent to Theresienstadt in the last large deportation. By the end of 1944, only 6,795 Jews lived in the Protectorate. Some of them were deported in early 1945 after the mixed marriage exception was cancelled.
The number of Jews who survived in hiding is unknown.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust where Auschwitz Exhibition is now displayed, has reopened its doors .
New opening hours:
Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Wednesday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Thursday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
In accordance with New York City's guidelines, timed tickets are required with each visit.
All tickets much be purchased in advance at our website.
October, 1939 | Nazi Germany orders the killing of thousands of Germans with physical or mental disabilities to killing centers such as Hartheim Castle.
False records were purposefully kept regarding the reason, date and place of death in order to mislead relatives and hamper investigations. Pulmonary tuberculosis was a popular reason of death, since it was a communicable disease that made it necessary to burn the corpse immediately. The system of exchanging files amongst the euthanasia centres contributed to the success of this cover-up action.
It is estimated that 250,000 people will die under this 'euthanasia' program.
The Hartheim Castle documentation centre is one of the the more than 20 international institutions that have lended part of their collections to Auschwitz Exhibition
Learn more at our website.
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For the first time in History, more than 700 original objects are shown in the first travelling exhibition about Auschwitz co-produced by Musealia and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, a moving and accurate tour through one of the darkest chapters of the History of Humankind that will certainly stir the world’s conscience.
Por primera vez en la historia, más de 700 objetos originales se exponen en la primera exposición itinerante sobre Auschwitz coproducida por Musealia y el Museo Estatal de Auschwitz – Birkenau; un emotivo y riguroso recorrido por uno de los capítulos más oscuros de la historia de la humanidad que, sin duda, removerá la conciencia del mundo.