Photography

Reflecting on Auschwitz: A Photo Essay with Words

Family photographs of prisoners inside the Sauna, or bathhouse, at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The display is meant to give the names back to  the victims of the camp.  Photo by Beth Cortez-Neavel.

Edited by Beth Cortez-Neavel The FASPE fellows spent two days at Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau. We asked the group to share their thoughts.  Auschwitz On our first day at Auschwitz, white specks floated down from the sky, settling sometimes on the ground and other times on our clothes. I couldn’t help but imagine ash. Instead, the [...]


Day 2: A historical walking tour of Berlin

The controversial Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Photo by Bogdan Mohora.

By Beth Cortez-Neavel Our first day in Berlin was filled with the sights of history. We spent the day walking through the places we had read about and discussed in New York the previous two days. Despite our jetlag, FASPE’s European Director Thorsten Wagner led students and professors through the different city centers of Berlin, [...]


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