<p>Shoes of victims in the <a href="/narrative/4792/en">Janowska</a> camp were found by Soviet forces after the liberation of Lvov. Janowska, Poland, August 1944.</p>




To many people, images of shoes are stark reminders of the fragility of life during the Holocaust. In some cases, piles of shoes provide one of the few lasting signs of those who had been murdered at death camps. In other images, you see survivors being fitted with shoes as they struggle to emerge from horrendous circumstances.

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