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Auschwitz, Poland, Bodies being burned by the Sonderkommando, summer of 1944.

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem

The photo was taken clandestinely by members of the Sonderkommando. Former Sonderkommando Alter Fajnzylberg, later described how the pictures were taken. "We all gathered at the western entrance leading from the outside to the gas chamber of crematorium V: we could not see any SS men ... Alex, the Greek Jew, quickly took out his camera, pointed it towards a pile of burning bodies, and pressed the shutter ..."

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  • Title: Auschwitz, Poland, Bodies being burned by the Sonderkommando, summer of 1944.
  • Location: Poland
  • Subject Keywords: Corpses , Fire , Sonderkommando Auschwitz
  • Origin: Bernfes Archives
  • Name of submitter: Yad Vashem Archives
  • Credit: Yad Vashem
  • Collection: Yad Vashem Photo Archive
  • Archival signature: 5318/200

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