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Makeshift dwelling: Jewish inhabitants of the Kutno Ghetto stand near a car which has been converted into a makeshift house in early 1940

Haunting smile of girl facing the Holocaust: How Hitler's PERSONAL photographer captured for history the plight of the Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland

Makeshift dwelling: Jewish inhabitants of the Kutno Ghetto stand near a car which has been converted into a makeshift house in early 1940

Jews of Thessaloniki, Greece line up for registration and assignment to hard labor, July 1942. Under a burning sun, thousands of men were kept doing calisthenics and other "exercises" by their German overlords. Very few of the people in this photo survived the war; by 1944, the entire Jewish population had been deported to Auschwitz and gassed on arrival.

Jews of Thessaloniki, Greece line up for registration and assignment to hard labor, July 1942. Under a burning sun, thousands of men were kept doing calisthenics and other "exercises" by their German overlords. Very few of the people in this photo survived the war; by 1944, the entire Jewish population had been deported to Auschwitz and gassed on arrival.

Bodies of Jews who died from hunger and starvation were collected from the Ghetto streets and houses and buried in common graves

Bodies of Jews who died from hunger and starvation were collected from the Ghetto streets and houses and buried in common graves

Innocent victims: These young Jewish girls couldn't possibly have imagined horrors lay ahead as pose outside their tent in another haunting photograph taken by the ardent Nazi Hugo Jaeger

Haunting smile of girl facing the Holocaust: How Hitler's PERSONAL photographer captured for history the plight of the Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland

Innocent victims: These young Jewish girls couldn't possibly have imagined horrors lay ahead as pose outside their tent in another haunting photograph taken by the ardent Nazi Hugo Jaeger

The Women's (or Girl's) Orchestra of Auschwitz perform in 1943. Formed by Maria Mandel, the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz had several tasks: to welcome new inmates to Birkenau (and so mask the true nature of the camp), to accompany selections, to march the prisoners to work, and to entertain the SS. (on a birthday or other celebration). Occasionally (for propaganda purposes) they were permitted to perform for other prisoners. In Nov 1944, the Orchestra were sent to Bergen-Belsen in…

The Women's (or Girl's) Orchestra of Auschwitz perform in 1943. Formed by Maria Mandel, the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz had several tasks: to welcome new inmates to Birkenau (and so mask the true nature of the camp), to accompany selections, to march the prisoners to work, and to entertain the SS. (on a birthday or other celebration). Occasionally (for propaganda purposes) they were permitted to perform for other prisoners. In Nov 1944, the Orchestra were sent to Bergen-Belsen in…

Lodz, Poland, Repository of torn sacred books and religious artifacts in the cemetery. Baruch Preshker (a high ranking official at the ghetto administration and a prominent member of the Zionist committee) established a religious artifacts repair workshop, where jobs were given to people who were previously respected Hassidim. Religious artifacts were brought to this workshop from nearby Jewish communities that ceased to exist .

Lodz, Poland, Repository of torn sacred books and religious artifacts in the cemetery. Baruch Preshker (a high ranking official at the ghetto administration and a prominent member of the Zionist committee) established a religious artifacts repair workshop, where jobs were given to people who were previously respected Hassidim. Religious artifacts were brought to this workshop from nearby Jewish communities that ceased to exist .

Jews move their belongings to the Kutno ghetto.

Jews move their belongings to the Kutno ghetto.

Warsaw, Poland, Jews pulling a wagon upon which German soldiers are sitting.

Warsaw, Poland, Jews pulling a wagon upon which German soldiers are sitting.

Fate: In 1942, as part of Hitler's 'final solution' the Nazis began Operation Reinhardt, the plan to eliminate all of Poland's Jews. In the spring of 1942 the Kutno Ghetto itself was 'liquidated'

Haunting smile of girl facing the Holocaust: How Hitler's PERSONAL photographer captured for history the plight of the Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland

Fate: In 1942, as part of Hitler's 'final solution' the Nazis began Operation Reinhardt, the plan to eliminate all of Poland's Jews. In the spring of 1942 the Kutno Ghetto itself was 'liquidated'

Andrée Geulen. Bélgica. La profesora que salvó a cientos de niños. En 1989, Andrée Geulen fue reconocida "Justo entre las Naciones" y 18 de abril de 2007 recibió la ciudadanía honoraria de Israel en una ceremonia en Yad Vashem. Al aceptar estos reconocimientos, Andrea Geulen dijo: "Sólo cumplí con mi deber. Desobedecer las órdenesr las leyes de la época era lo que había que hacer. "

Andrée Geulen. Bélgica. La profesora que salvó a cientos de niños. En 1989, Andrée Geulen fue reconocida "Justo entre las Naciones" y 18 de abril de 2007 recibió la ciudadanía honoraria de Israel en una ceremonia en Yad Vashem. Al aceptar estos reconocimientos, Andrea Geulen dijo: "Sólo cumplí con mi deber. Desobedecer las órdenesr las leyes de la época era lo que había que hacer. "

The Ghetto at Kutno www.HolocaustResearchProject.orgJews at forced labor in Kutno 1939

The Ghetto at Kutno www.HolocaustResearchProject.orgJews at forced labor in Kutno 1939