Category: Journalism Photography
Posted: January 27, 2019

The Warsaw Ghetto

Holocaust Memorial Day 2

by Mr Jones

Mixed Media Photograph of the Month Contest Entry 
I have previously had this photo on show but this is a different impression (using new mixed media tools). it's a self portrait in Poland at the Warsaw Ghetto.

These are my original notes (for the former presentation) and exactly why we have this special memorial day.

Holocaust :- Destruction or slaughter on a mass scale.

If you use the phrase 'Death Camp' today in Poland, it could land you up to three years in jail.
but these were the seven 'Death or Extermination Camps' (operated by the SS) and figures of the i'll fated souls that perished there during WW2.

Auschwitz-Birkenau :- 1.1 million
Treblinka - Around 900,000
Belzec - 600,000
Sobibor - 200,000
Chelmno on the Ner (the first) - 200,000
Majdanek - 130,000

There were many other Sattelite Camps to (Auschwitz had over 30). Auschwitz used the infamous Zyklon B (to gas the victims), whilst Chelmno (and the others) used diesel fumes from trucks. Belzec, had a chamber that was fitted with an electrical floor.
Many others shot, died from disease, exposure or worked to death.

I was out yesterday and did not get a chance to place on. Saturday was very special as 'Holocaust Memorial Day' 27/1/18.

This is a self timed photo (on a tripod) of myself, by the 'Ghetto Memorial' in Warsaw. The original is on a film print and taken in 1994. Now converted to a mixed media creation. It was so cold I had to by a fur hat from a local market, ironically a Russian Military Hat.
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