Auschwitz Exhibition

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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.

Drawing on the wall declaring the need for hygiene in #Auschwitz. Access to the water was very limited. The barracks wer...
07/14/2019

Drawing on the wall declaring the need for hygiene in #Auschwitz. Access to the water was very limited. The barracks were frequently damp, and lice and rats were an enormous problem for the prisoners. Epidemics of contagious diseases erupted frequently.

To be able to wash, inmates usually had to undress in their barracks and, regardless of the weather, walk naked to the bathhouse. For many prisoners, this led to sickness and death.

In Dora-Mittelbau concentration camp, prisoners with access to coins would flatten them and create bracelet plaques. Yug...
07/12/2019

In Dora-Mittelbau concentration camp, prisoners with access to coins would flatten them and create bracelet plaques.

Yugoslav-born David Pollak had a bracelet made for himself, with his name, where he was born, his birth date, his camp number (89896), and the first camp he was sent to, #Auschwitz, though the engraver misspelled it as ‘Auswitz.’

Turned upside down, the number reads 96868. With the ability to ‘change’ numbers, David was able to move around Dora-Mittelbau and to be a saboteur. Learn more about his story: http://ow.ly/QvDF50uTfVg

Collection of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust currently at Auschwitz Exhibition in #NewYork.

Since the formation of the first band in 1941in Auschwitz I, in the camp complex of Auschwitz there were up to six priso...
07/10/2019

Since the formation of the first band in 1941in Auschwitz I, in the camp complex of Auschwitz there were up to six prisoner orchestras: men and women (from 1943) forcibly deported from different parts of Europe who, after arriving in the camp, managed to lengthen or, in the case of the luckiest, save their lives thanks to their extraordinary musical talent.

Learn more about the Auschwtiz orchestras in our latest post: http://auschwitz.net/playing-for-his-life-louis-bannet/

"Since Auschwitz we know what man is capable of".  Viktor E. Frankl (1905-1997), Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist a...
07/08/2019

"Since Auschwitz we know what man is capable of".

Viktor E. Frankl (1905-1997), Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor.

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Nazi ethnologists Bruno Kurt Schultz and Michael Hesch created this toolkit for racial fieldwork. It was based on the wo...
07/06/2019

Nazi ethnologists Bruno Kurt Schultz and Michael Hesch created this toolkit for racial fieldwork. It was based on the work in the 1920s of anthropologist Karl Felix Saller, who considered the racial science of his Nazi colleagues a sham. Saller concluded that there was only one race: the human race.

The Nazis silenced him, then appropriated his research and began a pilot project to study the Roma’s racial characteristics, with the aim of proving that criminality arose from racial degeneration.

Collection of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, gift of Ian R. Lawson in honor of Lieut.Col. Robert C. Thomson, displayed in Auschwitz Exhibition.

Los prisioneros de Auschwitz vivían en barracones totalmente insalubres, sin apenas ventilación ni aislamiento de las te...
07/04/2019

Los prisioneros de Auschwitz vivían en barracones totalmente insalubres, sin apenas ventilación ni aislamiento de las temperaturas extremas habituales en Oświęcim, donde los inviernos son especialmente duros.

Estas edificaciones primitivas tampoco disponían de baño y apenas contaban con un único balde en su interior para los cientos de habitantes de cada bloque.

Today at the International Educational Conference "AUSCHWITZ - 'NEVER AGAIN!' - REALLY?” at the Auschwitz Memorial / Muz...
07/03/2019

Today at the International Educational Conference "AUSCHWITZ - 'NEVER AGAIN!' - REALLY?” at the Auschwitz Memorial / Muzeum Auschwitz one of the topics to be discussed will be the effectiveness of different non-traditional methods that mean to educate and raise awareness about the Holocaust.

Luis Ferreiro, Director of Musealia and the Auschwitz Exhibition will bring the vision behind the initiative of creating the exhibition, in a panel with different experts in the field.

The Jewish artist David Olère was deported to #Auschwitz in February 1943.He survived selection and was put to work in t...
07/02/2019

The Jewish artist David Olère was deported to #Auschwitz in February 1943.

He survived selection and was put to work in the Sonderkommando, the unit of prisoners forced to empty the gas chambers and burn the bodies.

Part of his graphic testimony is now displayed in Auschwitz Exhibition, open from Sunday to Friday in New York City's Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

More info ➡ auschwitz.nyc

During the Holocaust, the creation of ghettos was a key step in the Nazi process of brutally separating, persecuting, an...
06/30/2019

During the Holocaust, the creation of ghettos was a key step in the Nazi process of brutally separating, persecuting, and ultimately destroying Europe's Jews.

In the picture, view of a barbed-wire fence separating part of the ghetto in Krakow from the rest of the city.

In 1939, then eighteen-year-old Zdenka Fantlová met twenty-three-year-old Arnošt “Arno” Levit. It was love at first sigh...
06/28/2019

In 1939, then eighteen-year-old Zdenka Fantlová met twenty-three-year-old Arnošt “Arno” Levit. It was love at first sight.

Their courtship survived their deportation to the Theresienstadt (Terezín) ghetto in January 1942. When later that year Arno heard that he would be included in a transport “to the east,” he slipped a tin ring he had made in the camp onto Zdenka’s finger as a engagement ring.

On October 16, 1944, Zdenka was deported to Auschwitz.

Two days later she stood in a line awaiting registration. Stripped naked, she had the tin ring engraved with Arno’s name still on her finger. She slipped it under her tongue, taking the risk of a beating or even death.

In the next six months in Auschwitz, at the death march, and in Bergen-Belsen, Zdenka clung to the ring, which indeed protected her. Arno, however, did not survive.

06/27/2019

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, H.E. Antonio Guterres, on his remarks at the UNGA on combatting antisemitism, recommended yesterday the visit to
Auschwitz Exhibition now open at the
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Thank you for remembering that hate speech is a real danger and, therefore, that fighting it must be a job for EVERYONE.

“It is an apt title”, said the UN chief, noting that the Holocaust was “indeed not long ago – only as far back as a single average human lifespan”, and certainly “not far away – it happened at the heart of Europe, and it remains at the centre of our awareness as we fight anti-Semitism and other forms of intolerance today”.

To see his entire speech ➡http://webtv.un.org/watch/player/6052519094001

Each Auschwitz victim's murder was part of a continent-wide genocide that required central planning and the machinery of...
06/25/2019

Each Auschwitz victim's murder was part of a continent-wide genocide that required central planning and the machinery of an industrial society. But... where does responsibility begin and end?

Is it only those who ordered these crimes? What about the businesses, industries and farmers who used Jews as slave labour? Or the ordinary people who watched their neighbours deported and bought their possessions at public auction? Those who went to enjoy how his neighbors were tormented in the streets?

When it comes to humiliating or putting a human being down, there is never an unimportant act.

Every decision, event if it is to"not react", involves individual responsibility. Picture © Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, Jerusalem

In 1941, when the Germans forced Jews in the Ukrainian city of Lviv (Lwów) into a ghetto, Barbara and Isaac Gamzer searc...
06/22/2019

In 1941, when the Germans forced Jews in the Ukrainian city of Lviv (Lwów) into a ghetto, Barbara and Isaac Gamzer searched for a hiding place for their eight-year-old daughter, Aurelia.

First the Catholic Szczygiel family and later the Ojak family offered a place for this little child. In hiding, Aurelia wore these socks, made by her mother, to keep her warm and muffle the sound of her footsteps.

The Szczygiel and Ojak families are recognized as Righteous Among the Nations.

Collection of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust displayed in Auschwitz Exhibition.

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June, 1940 | Jews Moving to the Kutno Ghetto, occupied Poland, with their Belongings.  Kutno was home to some 6,700 Jews...
06/20/2019

June, 1940 |

Jews Moving to the Kutno Ghetto, occupied Poland, with their Belongings. Kutno was home to some 6,700 Jews on the eve of World War II.

Just 213 Jews from Kutno survived the Holocaust.

Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
06/19/2019

Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

The Museum is pleased to be part of the Night at the Museums event on June 25, where participants spend the evening visiting museums and historic sites in Lower Manhattan for free. This annual event takes place rain or shine. For more information, click the link below: http://bit.ly/2wUJd8F #MuseumNightLM

German-Nazi officials implemented Jewish badge as a prelude to deporting Jewish people to ghettos killing centers in Ger...
06/18/2019

German-Nazi officials implemented Jewish badge as a prelude to deporting Jewish people to ghettos killing centers in German-occupied eastern Europe. The design of the badge varied from region to region.

In the picture, a yellow Star of David outlined with black with the Dutch words for "Jew", belonging to Chief Curator Robert Jan van Pelt personal collection, displayed in Auschwitz Exhibition, now open in New York City's Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

Jewish prisoners in Kanada sections were forced to collect goods the deported people brought with them to Auschwitz. The...
06/16/2019

Jewish prisoners in Kanada sections were forced to collect goods the deported people brought with them to Auschwitz.

The possesions would then be sent to the Reich.

By the time the sorting was completed, most of owners were already dead.

During WWII food, clothing & fuel became scarce in Europe so rationing systems were stablished. In German-ruled Europe, ...
06/14/2019

During WWII food, clothing & fuel became scarce in Europe so rationing systems were stablished.

In German-ruled Europe, Jewish people only received the minimum amount of the most basics of food & no other goods.

Original Jewish ration card for milk displayed in Auschwitz Exhibition

More than 80 percent of those who arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau were immediately murdered.  The majority of the remainde...
06/12/2019

More than 80 percent of those who arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau were immediately murdered.

The majority of the remainder died as a result of overwork, mistreatment, disease or lack of food.

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Some of the remaining 1,200 prisoners in Auschwitz broke into a SS warehouse when the SS guards left the camp. They foun...
06/10/2019

Some of the remaining 1,200 prisoners in Auschwitz broke into a SS warehouse when the SS guards left the camp.

They found a great supply of food including two pigs, bags of macaroni, cans of meat & condensed milk.

Despite the fact of unbarable hunger, they shared this supply with the 5,800 starving and sick prisoners.

In the picture, original artifacts from Auschwitz Memorial / Muzeum Auschwitz.

“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides. Neu...
06/08/2019

“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”

― Elie Wiesel, Auschwitz Survivor, writer and Nobel Peace Winner in 1986.

In the picture, a still from a Soviet film documenting the liberation of Auschwitz. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The catalogue of Auschwitz Exhibition is already available at the Pickman Museum Shop at the Museum of Jewish Heritage -...
06/06/2019

The catalogue of Auschwitz Exhibition is already available at the Pickman Museum Shop at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

More than 280 objects & images from Auschwitz Exhibition are illustrated herein, along with the history of the place where 1.1 million people lost their lives during the Holocaust.

An authoritative yet accesible text that weaves the stories behind these artifacts into an encompassing history of Auschwitz, from a Polish town at the crossroads of Europe, to the dark center of the Holocaust, to a powerful site of remembrance.

A essential volume for everyone who is interested in history and its lessons.

This handmade linen doll was found in the #Auschwitz area.  More than 70 years after the Holocaust, the trace of a face ...
06/06/2019

This handmade linen doll was found in the #Auschwitz area.

More than 70 years after the Holocaust, the trace of a face can still be appreciated on one side of its head.

Sometimes, no more words are needed.

Collection of the Auschwitz Memorial / Muzeum Auschwitz displayed in Auschwitz Exhibition

A Polish Jewish boy lifts the head of a deceased young man who collapsed from starvation and died along the tram lines i...
06/04/2019

A Polish Jewish boy lifts the head of a deceased young man who collapsed from starvation and died along the tram lines in the Warsaw Ghetto.

Occupied Poland, 1942.

#NotlongagoNotfarAway

During the Holocaust, millions of Jews faced struggles  in the context of their faith-based practices and beliefs. Learn...
06/02/2019
Amud Aish Memorial Museum's collection in Auschwitz Exhibition - NYC

During the Holocaust, millions of Jews faced struggles in the context of their faith-based practices and beliefs.

Learn more about how these struggles show us a different way to frame and understand the persistence of Jewish resilience in Auschwitz, trough our website's new article: "Resilience and Hope in Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not far Away".

A moving article by Amud Aish Memorial Museum and Kleinman Holocaust Education Center, one of the loaning institutions that have lent part of their personal collections to be shown during the stay of the exhibition in New York City.



https://bit.ly/2HJ2TST

One of the moving items in Amud Aish Memorial Museum’s collection displayed in Auschwitz Exhibition a small tzitzit found in Congregation Anshei Chesed...

"Earlier this week I was asked to tour the new Auschwitz exhibit at the Jewish Heritage Museum with Roman Kent, a 90-yea...
05/30/2019

"Earlier this week I was asked to tour the new Auschwitz exhibit at the Jewish Heritage Museum with Roman Kent, a 90-year-old survivor of Auschwitz.

Roman and I spent the morning and afternoon together, slowly making our way through the exhibit, as Roman recognized the artifacts and recalled memories from his time in the camps.

There were many moments while making these pictures that I had to walk into the next exhibit, collect myself, and then continue on. Even as we made our way through with someone who had been there, my brain struggled to grasp the reality of the horrors. “It is unthinkable,” the writer said at one point.

Roman responded, “Yes, but the unthinkable happened.”".

You can read the whole article by Joseph Berguer and Michael George, who recently published this text and pictures in his social media, for the Nytimes here: https://nyti.ms/2VY7pAT

Anne Frank House is one of the more than 20 international museums that collaborate with Auschwitz Exhibition by loaning ...
05/29/2019

Anne Frank House is one of the more than 20 international museums that collaborate with Auschwitz Exhibition by loaning more than 10 objects from their collections for their exhibition until January 3, 2020, at Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

It is the first time that these objects from Anne Frank House (located in Amsterdam, Holland) related to the young Jewish writer Anne Frank are displayed in North America.

In the image, a series of portraits of his sister, Margot Betti Frank, made in the studio The Polyfoto when she was 13 years old; just like Anna would do before being forcibly hidden for more than 2 years during the Second World War in the “Secret Annex”, where she would write her famous diary.

Auschwitz did not start with the gas chambers. During the sporadic wave of attacks on the Jewish-owned shops in Germany ...
05/27/2019

Auschwitz did not start with the gas chambers.

During the sporadic wave of attacks on the Jewish-owned shops in Germany during 1938-1939, many Jews were accosted in the streets and subjected to public humiliation through forced labor.

One of the Nazi's favorite acts of forced labor was to compel Jews and other dissidents to sweep city streets and clean walls. In the picture, a Nazi forces a German Jew to take a broom and sweep the pavement.

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The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is closed today, as its opens Sunday to Thursday from...
05/25/2019

The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is closed today, as its opens Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 9 pm (last entry 7pm), and Fridays from 10 am to 5 pm (last entry 3 pm).

For more information about admission and tickets, visit auschwitz.nyc

In 1933, about 600,000 Jews lived in #Germany, less than 1% of the total population. Most were proud to be Germans.   Mo...
05/23/2019

In 1933, about 600,000 Jews lived in #Germany, less than 1% of the total population. Most were proud to be Germans.

More than 100,000 German Jews had served in the German army during #WorldWarI, and many were decorated for bravery.

However, this would not protect them during the Holocaust.

In the second picture, Iron Cross was given by Germany to the German Jewish tailor Salli Joseph (1889–1943) for acts of personal courage during battle. He and his wife, Martha Joseph (née Danziger), were deported to Auschwitz in March 1943. Both were murdered shortly after their arrival.

Collection of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Margot Hamburger Family Collection displayed in Auschwitz Exhibition

The Nazis sought to unify Germans into a single community that shared their worldview without question. One of the tools...
05/21/2019

The Nazis sought to unify Germans into a single community that shared their worldview without question.

One of the tools used to enforce this social transformation was the concentration camp system. Initially the targets were the Nazis’ political opponents— Communists, Social Democrats, pacifists, and a small number of religious leaders—who were sent for “reeducation.”

In the picture, we can see a hand-painted card sent from Dachau by 52 year-old metal worker Friedrich Hoyer to his wife for her fiftieth birthday (1934) displayed in Auschwitz Exhibition, now open in NYC's Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

May 15, 1944 | Beginning of massive deportation of around 420,000 Jewish people from Hungary to Auschwitz. Ca. 330,000 o...
05/15/2019

May 15, 1944 | Beginning of massive deportation of around 420,000 Jewish people from Hungary to Auschwitz.

Ca. 330,000 of them would immediately be killed in gas chambers at Auschwitz II-Birkenau after arrival.

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Picture ©Yad Vashem: World Holocaust Center, Jerusalem

Before World War II, Salonika (Thessaloniki) had the largest Jewish community in Greece. During the years 1941 to 1943, ...
05/13/2019

Before World War II, Salonika (Thessaloniki) had the largest Jewish community in Greece. During the years 1941 to 1943, following the German occupation, the ancient and vibrant Jewish community of Salonika was destroyed.

Gain a deeper understanding of #NotlongagoNotfaraway exhibition on an expert-guided tour. We offer a variety of tours th...
05/11/2019

Gain a deeper understanding of #NotlongagoNotfaraway exhibition on an expert-guided tour.

We offer a variety of tours that explore Auschwitz's history, its human and historical impact, and its continuing significance.

Visit www.auschwitz.nyc to learn more

05/09/2019
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‘People should know how it was and it should never happen again.’ — Here’s a look inside the largest exhibit on Auschwitz ever shown in the U.S., Auschwitz Exhibition.

‘People should know how it was and it should never happen again.’ — Here’s a look inside the largest exhibit on Auschwitz ever shown in the U.S.

Yakob Vizgordiski works at a machine in a ghetto factory.  Kovno, Lithuania, between 1941 and 1943.  Picture of  United ...
05/09/2019

Yakob Vizgordiski works at a machine in a ghetto factory. Kovno, Lithuania, between 1941 and 1943.

Picture of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum courtesy of George Kadish/Zvi Kadushin

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