There is a place on earth: a woman in Birkenau
An Italian Jew recounts her experiences in the Nazi concentration camp, Birkenau, in April of 1944, combining a discussion of the camp's destruction of the feminine personality with images that reaffirm her humanity in the face of abomination.
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There Is a Place on Earth
Quarantine in Block 13
Arbeit Macht Frei
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