Gas chamber in the main camp of Auschwitz immediately after liberation. [LCID: 27041]

Gas chamber in the main camp of Auschwitz

Gas chamber in the main camp of Auschwitz. Photograph taken immediately after liberation. Poland, January 1945.

Critical Thinking Questions

Why are photographs like this one important historical evidence?

What do we still not know even after analyzing this photo?

What other source materials might be helpful to provide more historical context for this photograph? What aspects of the history might these other source materials help reveal?


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