What is the Auschwitz Album?


Image from the Auschwitz Album of Jews getting off a train at Auschwitz-BirkenauAs the only surviving visual evidence of the process leading to the mass murder at Auschwitz –Birkenau, the Auschwitz Album is a powerful primary source teaching tool. It provides visual documentation, through almost 200 photographs, of the deportation of close to 1.5 million Jews to the extermination camp, where the majority were gassed to death immediately upon arrival.

On January 17 at 8:30pm PST and on January 19th at 5pm EST, Echoes and Reflections will offer the first of our new one-hour webinars to provide detail and insight into specific areas of Holocaust education. “Teaching about the Auschwitz Album” will be hosted by experts at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, and will introduce participants to the story behind the Album. Participants will explore questions like: What can we see in the photographs the album contains? What can’t we see? And, how can we integrate the Auschwitz Album into the classroom?

These webinars are open to both experienced Holocaust educators and to teachers who are new to Holocaust education.

Visit the Echoes and Reflections online professional development page to learn more about our new online offerings and to register for “Teaching about the Auschwitz Album” today.