"Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away"

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Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.
Photograph: Collection of Musealia / Museum of Jewish Heritage / John Halpern

Time Out says

This heartbreaking and important exhibition dedicated to the history of Auschwitz and its role in the Holocaust features more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs from over 20 institutions and museums around the world. The collection includes artifacts from the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, including hundreds of personal items—such as suitcases, eyeglasses, and shoes—that belonged to survivors and victims of Auschwitz, which are on view for the first time in North America. Other artifacts include concrete posts that were part of the fence of the Auschwitz camp; fragments of an original barrack for prisoners from the Auschwitz III-Monowitz camp; a desk and other possessions of the first and the longest-serving Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss; a gas mask used by the SS; Picasso’s Lithograph of Prisoner; and an original German-made Model 2 freight train car used for the deportation of Jews to the ghettos and extermination camps in occupied Poland.

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