A short piece on BBC Radio 4 - available on iPlayer for the next seven days.
Jonathan Charles is given unique access to the team of British forensic archaeologists carrying out the first coordinated scientific attempt to locate the remains of Holocaust victims at the site of Treblinka’s death camp.
Gym slammed for using picture of Nazi death camp Auschwitz to promote weight loss… but owner says it’s been great for business
A gym has come under fire for using a picture of a Nazi concentration camp - where millions of Jews were starved and gassed to death - to promote weight loss.
The Circuit Factory, in Dubai, sparked controversy by using a photograph of Auschwitz to kick-start potential new members into losing a few pounds.
It shows train tracks leading up to the death camp with the caption ‘Kiss your calories goodbye’ underneath.
Wow. Now how’s *that* for bad taste?! You can read the rest of the article by clicking on the photograph.
Known as the Tower of Faces this three-story tower displays photographs from the Yaffa Eliach Shtetl Collection. Taken between 1890 and 1941 in Eishishok, a small town in what is now Lithuania, they describe a vibrant Jewish community that existed for 900 years.
In 1941, an SS mobile killing squad entered the village and within two days massacred the entire Jewish population.
(Source: demons, via cyclicality)