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Auschwitz

“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.”

Story by Karolina Szczur January 17th, 2015

One

“Sometimes I am asked if I know ‘the response to Auschwitz’; I answer that not only do I not know it, but that I don‘t even know if a tragedy of this magnitude has a response.”

— Elie Wiesel

"Arbeit macht frei" is a German phrase meaning "work makes (you) free".

Two

“Between two throw-ins in a soccer game, right behind my back, three thousand people had been put to death.”

—Tadeusz Borowski, This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen

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three

“Night, night without end. No dawn comes.”

—Tadeusz Borowski

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four

“I am constantly amazed by man‘s inhumanity to man.”

—Primo Levi, If This Is a Man / The Truce

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five

“For ever let this place be a cry of despair and a warning to humanity, where the Nazis murdered about one and a half milion men, women and children, mainly Jews from various countries of Europe”

Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1940-1945

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Footnote: Canon EOS 6D with 17-40mm F/4L. Processed with VSCO.
Memorial and Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Więźniów Oświęcimia, Oswiecim, Poland