Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Only Surviving Album of Auschwitz

I'd like to thank my aunt Carla in St. Louis for sending me this.  It is really heart wrenching.  Please take the time to watch the 5 minute video.

The Only Surviving Album of Auschwitz:

This is the story of a Hungarian Jewish woman who survived Auschwitz and  found a coat belonging to a guard which she took to shield her from the cold immediately after her liberation.   In the pocket of this coat she found a photo album.   It contained pictures of what went on in this extermination camp. 

Imagine her reaction when she saw a picture of herself coming off of the train as well as pictures of her family who were already murdered.

This album at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem was donated by this woman in 1980 and will forever be displayed there.  When you have 5 minutes of peace and quiet in front of your computer, watch it and consider passing it around to people that you know so they can share it and know about it.   It is truly moving and important.

Charles D. Schmitz, Ph.D.Dean Emeritus, College of Education
Professor Emeritus, Counseling & Family Therapy
( 7, Regional Center for Education and Work
University of Missouri -St. Louis                                        Cell 314.952.8606
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