Remembering the Dark Night of Auschwitz | Meridian Magazine

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November 26, 2021


“Why would you want to visit Auschwitz?” our friend asked us. We went because we couldn’t help but go. We went to remember how prejudice explodes into hate and butchery. And because we went with a camera, we prayed that we would have perfect weather for the shoot. It was perfect. A dismal, unrelentingly gray day to match the heavy spirit that lingers like a pall over this complex of death. Now marking the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Meridian Magazine takes you there in a never-to-be-forgotten photographic essay. Please read the captions below each of the 32 photographs.

Gordon ManvilleNovember 7, 2021

I have been touched lately as I have found 5 second and third cousins that were imprisoned In Auschwitz. They were wonderful people. One was a first world war veteran. He and his wife volunteered to drive ambulance for the French army until that army fell. They were put to death at Auschwitz within 24 hours of arrival. The other family was a mother and her adult son and adult granddaughter. They were Jewish. Another one was trnsferred to Bergen Belsen and lived ot be liverated.

Lisa EllsworthFebruary 10, 2020

CJ Williams, my father also was among liberators who first walked into Ordruff. I too have pictures. We should compare!


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