Auschwitz - historical pictures

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Portraits of some child inmates of Auschwitz... In this picture you have three Polish and one Russian child. All of them have red triangles - political prisoners. The names (from the top): Wacław Bobrowski (survived), Czesława Kwoka (died in the camp), Ivan Rebalka (died in the camp), Krystyna Trześniewska (died in the camp)

Portraits of some child inmates of Auschwitz... In this picture you have three Polish and one Russian child. All of them have red triangles - political prisoners. The names (from the top): Wacław Bobrowski (survived), Czesława Kwoka (died in the camp), Ivan Rebalka (died in the camp), Krystyna Trześniewska (died in the camp)

On 15/09/1944 Edward Galinski and Mala Zimetbaum were executed as punishment for an escape from Birkenau on June 24, 1944. They were captured on July 6 and sent to Auschwitz. After a long interrogation they hanged in Birkenau. Use a link to see the special exhibition about Mala and Edek at the Google Cultural Institute.  https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/exhibit/tragic-love-at-auschwitz/gRatYvcU?hl=en

On 15/09/1944 Edward Galinski and Mala Zimetbaum were executed as punishment for an escape from Birkenau on June 24, 1944. They were captured on July 6 and sent to Auschwitz. After a long interrogation they hanged in Birkenau. Use a link to see the special exhibition about Mala and Edek at the Google Cultural Institute. https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/exhibit/tragic-love-at-auschwitz/gRatYvcU?hl=en

Former commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp, Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Höß (1900-1947) during his detention after the war. He was hanged for his many crimes but not before he had time to write a detailed report of his "career" as the man in charge of the biggest organized and administered atrocity in modern history.

Former commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp, Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Höß (1900-1947) during his detention after the war. He was hanged for his many crimes but not before he had time to write a detailed report of his "career" as the man in charge of the biggest organized and administered atrocity in modern history.

On 2 April 1947 the Supreme National Tribunal in Warsaw sentenced Rudolf Höss, the commandant of the Auschwitz camp from its foundation until 22 November 1943 (later he returned to the camp in May 1944 as the head of the SS garrison to coordinate the operation of murdering Jews deported from Hungary). The sentence was carried out on 16 April 1947. Höss was hanged on the site of the former Auschwitz I camp, immediately adjacent to the crematorium and the first gas chamber. (Photo CAF/PAP)

On 2 April 1947 the Supreme National Tribunal in Warsaw sentenced Rudolf Höss, the commandant of the Auschwitz camp from its foundation until 22 November 1943 (later he returned to the camp in May 1944 as the head of the SS garrison to coordinate the operation of murdering Jews deported from Hungary). The sentence was carried out on 16 April 1947. Höss was hanged on the site of the former Auschwitz I camp, immediately adjacent to the crematorium and the first gas chamber. (Photo CAF/PAP)

On March 18, 1944 at 11 am at Auschwitz camp Registry Office that usually prepared prisoners' death certificates, an Austrian mechanic Rudolf Friemel (camp no. 25173) married Margarita Ferrer who came to the camp for one day and night from Germany where she was a force laborer. She brought her son Edi with her. It was the only case of a prisoner getting a permission to get married in the camp.

On March 18, 1944 at 11 am at Auschwitz camp Registry Office that usually prepared prisoners' death certificates, an Austrian mechanic Rudolf Friemel (camp no. 25173) married Margarita Ferrer who came to the camp for one day and night from Germany where she was a force laborer. She brought her son Edi with her. It was the only case of a prisoner getting a permission to get married in the camp.

Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Construction of crematorium and gas chamber IV. The part of the building with two chimneys visible in the foreground is the crematorium part.

Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Construction of crematorium and gas chamber IV. The part of the building with two chimneys visible in the foreground is the crematorium part.

On February 26, 1943 the first transport of Sinti and Roma men, women and children from Germany arrived to Auschwitz. They were placed in an unfinished BIIe sector at Auschwitz II-Birkenau. The so-called Gypsy family camp known as the Zigeunerlager (Gypsy camp), which existed for 17 months, was set up. Of the approximately 23 thousand Sinti and Roma deported to Auschwitz, some 20 thousand died or were murdered in the gas chambers.

On February 26, 1943 the first transport of Sinti and Roma men, women and children from Germany arrived to Auschwitz. They were placed in an unfinished BIIe sector at Auschwitz II-Birkenau. The so-called Gypsy family camp known as the Zigeunerlager (Gypsy camp), which existed for 17 months, was set up. Of the approximately 23 thousand Sinti and Roma deported to Auschwitz, some 20 thousand died or were murdered in the gas chambers.

On 25 February 1944 the Auschwitz commandant Arthur Liebehenschel informed that the chief of the Central Construction Office SS-Sturmbannführer Karl Bischoff had been awarded the War Merit Cross 1st Class with Swords for his constributions to victory through his work in construction.  The Birkenau camp, four crematories and gas chambers as well as hundreds other camp buildings were constructed under Bischoff's direction. In the picture: Karl Bischoff's staff (Bischoff: 4th from the right).

On 25 February 1944 the Auschwitz commandant Arthur Liebehenschel informed that the chief of the Central Construction Office SS-Sturmbannführer Karl Bischoff had been awarded the War Merit Cross 1st Class with Swords for his constributions to victory through his work in construction. The Birkenau camp, four crematories and gas chambers as well as hundreds other camp buildings were constructed under Bischoff's direction. In the picture: Karl Bischoff's staff (Bischoff: 4th from the right).

Auschwitz II-Birkenau 1944. Hungarian Jewish women selected as able bodied at the BIIc sector of the camp. B&W original and colour interpretation by https://twitter.com/ColoredHistory

Auschwitz II-Birkenau 1944. Hungarian Jewish women selected as able bodied at the BIIc sector of the camp. B&W original and colour interpretation by https://twitter.com/ColoredHistory

Becalel-Tavji Erno Mandel (born on 21 February 1933) in Munkács, 1944 was deported to Auschwitz with his parents & five siblings in May 1944.

Becalel-Tavji Erno Mandel (born on 21 February 1933) in Munkács, 1944 was deported to Auschwitz with his parents & five siblings in May 1944.

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