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. For centuries, Jews have been wrongfully persecuted for their identity. This persecution reached its height, or depth, when Hitler came to power […]

via Auschwitz | Liberated On January 27, 1945 — Edge of Humanity Magazine

The story I’m about to relate might seem a tad inappropriate in view of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. But it’s a true story. And if you can’t be honest in the light of everything that the word ‘liberation’ stands for, then what’s the point in having been liberated in the first […]

via Auschwitz Survivor: a Number or a Man? — Wendy Skorupski

Life Became Him – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Poem dedicated to those who perished in Auschwitz before it was liberated in 1945.

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5 Lines – Exchanges

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Photo: Auschwitz 1, the former Polish army barracks which the SS commandeered as a prison for Polish army officers, Poles, Jews, subversives, and others. This is a substantial complex of brick multi-story blocks, unlike Auschwitz 2, which was mostly wooden blocks. I found the place sombre and still, a place of  confronting horror. This is the place where the Catholic priest and subversive Maximilian Kolbe exchanged places with a young Jewish man because he was a husband and father and had a future to live. The commandant agreed to the exchange. Kolbe was starved to death, although he was given a mercy injection after three weeks.

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”  Elie Wiesel

Life Became Him

Quietly he ventured an offer to
the commandant lusting for reprisal,

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Book Description: ‘She touched the photograph in its gilt frame that was always on her desk, of a young, thin woman with very short hair and a baby in her arms. She had one last story to tell. Theirs. And it began in hell on earth.’ It is 1942 and Eva Adami has boarded a […]

via The Child Of Auschwitz by Lily Graham @bookouture @lilygrahambooks — bytheletterbookreviews

Another Guest Column, another book review, but the same topic on Auschwitz, in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of prisoners.