9780827607842

The Last Album: Eyes from the Ashes of Auschwitz-birkenau

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  • ISBN13:

    9780827607842

  • ISBN10:

    0827607849

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-09-15
  • Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
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Summary

Ann Weiss entered a locked room at Auschwitz and came across an archive of over 2,400 photographs brought to the death camp by Jewish deportees from across Europe during the Holocaust. The photos, both candid snapshots and studied portraits, had been confiscated, but instead of being destroyed they were hidden at great risk and saved. In many cases these pictures are the only remnants left of entire families. In this revised edition of The Last Album there are over 400 of these remarkable photographs. The collection traces the story of how they arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau and how the author came to see them through what was essentially a fortuitous accident. In the years that followed, Weiss identified as many people and places in the photos as possible, traveling around the world to track down remaining family members and friends, and listening to stories of the inmates' lives before they were removed to the camp. Many of these accounts are transcribed here. Although the photographs in this book were found at a death camp, they are bursting with life. We see babies; parents with their children; groups of teenagers; people at work, at school, at home, on vacation -- normal people leading normal lives. The photographs and reminiscences gathered here offer a rare and intensely personal view of who these individuals were and, most importantly, how they chose to remember themselves.

Author Biography

Ann Weiss is founder and director of the Eyes from the Ashes Educational Foundation.

Table of Contents

Dedication 8(5)
Foreword 13(3)
Introduction 16(4)
Eyes from the Ashes
20(18)
Background and History of the Photographs
The Photographs
38(81)
Leibl Henesh
38(16)
The Bedzin Orphanage
54(2)
The Bes Yaakov School
56(2)
The Rappaport School
58(2)
Furstenburg Gymnasium
60(7)
Szancerowa School
67(29)
Hasidim
96(4)
Zionism
100(12)
Kicia Szpiegelman
112(7)
The Families
119(97)
The Cukierman Family
120(14)
The Diament Family
134(3)
Manya Fuchs and Viktor Goldman
137(1)
The Gitter and Stawski Families
138(3)
Roselena and Werner Hirsch
141(3)
The Huppert Family
144(12)
The Kohn and Broder Families
156(18)
The Koplowicz Family
174(12)
The Malach Family
186(8)
Genya Gutfreund Manela
194(2)
Moshe Manela
196(2)
The Monka and Rosen Families
198(8)
The Strochlitz Family
206(6)
Josef ``Yossel'' Rosensaft
212(3)
Jakub Jakubowicz and Ania Igra
215(1)
Addendum 216(6)
Afterword 222(2)
Acknowledgments 224(6)
Index 230

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