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Seeing Auschwitz

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Through more than thirty photographs taken on the largest German Nazi camp, the exhibition documents the events that took place in Auschwitz-Birkenau during the years 1940-1945. It also invites visitors to reflect in depth on what these images reveal about their authors and their intentions, and on how these few photographic proofs influence the collective perception of the meaning given to Auschwitz. Seeing Auschwitz exhibits a selection of photographs taken, for the most part, by the authors of the SS, but also by the victims, as well as those of the Greek prisoner of Sephardic origin Alberto Errera, belonging to the Sonderkommando, or the taken aerial view of the Nazi complex by Allied forces. The exhibition, organized by a team of specialists led by British Holocaust education expert Paul Salmons, will help visitors understand how these iconic images have shaped the way we see and generally understand history. Auschwitz. In the words of Luis Ferreiro, director of Musealia: “At the very heart of this project we go not only beyond the obvious in iconic photographs which have built the mental...

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