Auschwitz | Liberated On January 27, 1945

Crematorium

 

Photographer Steven White is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the project ‘Auschwitz’ To see Steven’s body of work, click on any image.

 

Street of Uncertainty

 

From Hamburg to Auschwitz, Against His Will

 

How They Arrived

 

For centuries, Jews have been wrongfully persecuted for their identity.  This persecution reached its height, or depth, when Hitler came to power in 1933, and continued until the Allies defeated him in 1945.  During these twelve years, European Jews lived on the edge of humanity.

 

Rows and Rows

 

The edge was, in fact, the increasingly thin line between life and death.  The Nazis pushed the Jews up to that line, and then shoved six million over it – in places like Auschwitz.

 

Privacy

 

Overseer

 

It is said, time heals all wounds.  Seventy-five years ago today, the Allies liberated Auschwitz.  Yet, three-quarters-of-a-century cannot heal a wound of 6 million people.  The Holocaust may prove this saying wrong.  We must not let it.

We cannot dwell on this horrific past, but we must not forget it either.  This is the theme behind these photographs of Auschwitz:  to remember, to honor – and to resolve that, as humanity, we will walk back from the edge in the future, for whomever, whatever, or wherever it is.

 

Barracks

 

Soles of Souls

 

No Man’s Land

 

All images and text © Steven White

 

 

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