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43,000 Pairs

One of the saddest sights at Auschwitz is the display of shoes in a huge glass case that takes up half a barracks room in Block 5.
The shoes seem to be deteriorating and are mostly the same dark gray color, except for a few women's or children's shoes that are made of red leather.
The red shoes stand out like the red coat worn by the little girl in Schindler's List, a black and white picture.

When the Soviet Union liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau on January 27, 1945, there were 43,000 pairs of shoes in the camp.

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Alexander Kazakov21-Aug-2018 14:24
Outstanding! V
Helen Betts22-Jun-2018 00:41
Such a graphic reminder that these were real people with real lives, not just numbers. V.
janescottcumming21-Jun-2018 20:13
zyziza21-Jun-2018 16:34
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