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September 29, 2020

PHOTO ESSAY

“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.

Lisa EllsworthFebruary 10, 2020

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

Shirley ParkerFebruary 4, 2020

My uncle Alan served with the British 11th Armoured Division that liberated Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The horrors he saw there, including the walking dead and thousands of unburied corpses pushed him over the edge mentally. If we are not extremely vigilant, the evil mindset that created those concentration camps will do it again!

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