I learned after the war that he died in the concentration camp called Majdanek
. His only crime being of the Jewish faith.
The fate of Anne Frank, a teenage girl who together with members of her family tried to hide in an attic apartment in Amsterdam, has come to symbolize the fate of the Jews: targeted for persecution, they were chased down, herded into cattle cars from cities and towns in Western and Central Europe, then shipped to killing centers in Poland, where they were murdered on an industrial scale in places like Auschwitz, Treblinka, Chelmno, Sobibor, Majdanek
, and Belzec.
The pictures about which Gary Weissman and Brett Ashley Kaplan have written are just some of the nearly five hundred that I made at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Bergen-Belsen, Dachau, Flossenburg, Fort Breendonck, Majdanek
, Mauthausen, Natzweiler-Struthof, Theresienstadt, and Treblinka during two trips to Europe in 1981 and 1983.
"It was only later that I realised that we were escaping in the same wagons that brought so many Jews from all over Europe to Poland, to concentration camps and to their deaths." Later, to her relief, she found out her father had been liberated from the Majdanek
Tens of thousands of Jews and other victims were killed at the Majdanek
camp near Lublin, in modern-day Poland.
And across the aisle are thousands of shoes from victims of the Majdanek
camp in Poland.
We continued eastward into Poland, where we visited Auschwitz, Treblinka, and Majdanek
, where 43,000 Jews would be killed in the Holocaust's largest single day, single camp massacre on Nov.15, 1944.
The Austrian-born Braunsteiner was a camp guard in Ravensbriick and Majdanek
, where she brutalized, tortured and murdered female prisoners and took part in selections to gas chambers.
It's a scene Groin Night and Fog, the French documentary film about Auschwitz and Majdanek
. My father took me and a friend to see it.
Female SS Guards and Workaday Violence: The Majdanek
Concentration Camp, 1942-1944.
Some chose to visit the powerfully moving Majdanek
State Museum just on the edge of Lublin, the first Holocaust museum established in 1944 to commemorate the concentration camp located there and the best preserved of all such museums.