Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Feb

5

1943

The death camps begin burning the evidence

Human Wreckage at Belsen Concentration Camp, 1945

A work by British War artist Eric Taylor who was present at the time of the liberation.

IWM ART LD 5588

In this way some twenty-five hundred corpses are piled on. Then the specialist orders dry twigs placed underneath and lights them with a match. After a few minutes the fire flares up so strongly that it is difficult to get any closer to the oven than 50 metres. The first fire is lit, and the test is successful. The camp administration show up, and all of them shake the hand of the inventor.