Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Jul

11

1942

‘Black Sabbath’ for the Jews of Salonika

The most brutal aspects of the episode were not photographed - or the photographs  have not survived.

An order had been given to form lines without moving, and the sun was very strong and the Jews were not able to stand in the sun for a long time; but they were so slow making their arrangements, that many could not stand it. They also wanted to have fun, they did it for laughs. When they were in a certain row, an SS policeman would come and push them away and start hitting and fooling around. And at the windows there were Germans taking photos of them and applauding.