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Aubrey Soper asks questions about a photo of children at Auschwitz, Tuesday, October 12, 2004


Non-electrified wire at Auschwitz?

WITH respect to the Auschwitz photo (below) of two women leading a troop of little kids "to the gas chambers" that you just posted on your website, I'm confused.

If the voltage and current in these familiar fences would kill any adult who touched them, how was it known that kids using this passage would reliably keep their hands in their pockets to ensure their reaching the gas chambers safely?

Aubrey Soper

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children at unidentified camp

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YES indeed. A photo opportunity gone wrong. Study of the photo, prompted by this letter, suggests that these evidently well-fed children are not being led "to the gas chambers" at all, as the caption suggests.

They are being liberated. Followed by elderly inmates, some are already wearing the camp-issue striped uniforms, i.e., they have not stepped straight out of the train; and what appears to be a nurse is carrying an infant of an age that suggests it was actually born within the camp confines.

As for the wire fences, between which this pitiable column fortuitously marches towards the equally well-placed camera, the juice has evidently been switched off?

It is strongly reminiscent of the "children being liberated from Buchenwald" photo which we posted on this website a few weeks ago (below).

It all shows how dreadfully thin the evidence in support of the popular legends of history sometimes really is.

 children liberated fro Buchenwald

Photo above: Children being liberated from Buchenwald

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