The Twin Children of the Holocaust presents original, informative, and moving annotated photographs of the twin children who survived the brutal and horrifying medical experiments conducted at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, in Poland (1943−45). The experiments were the work of the infamous Auschwitz physician, Josef Mengele. These never-before-seen photographs were taken by the author on the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the camp. The main events — the twins’ reunion at Auschwitz-Birkenau and the public hearing on Mengele’s war crimes, held at Yad Vashem (A Memorial and a Name) in Jerusalem — took place in January and February 1985. Other memorable moments included a pre-event meeting with twins, traveling to Krakow, visiting Warsaw, hearing the survivors’ testimonies, attending an Inquest to review evidence of Mengele’s death, and meetings with some of the twins today. Having to do my part in preserving the twins’ memory by publishing the photographs which were taken thirty-eight years ago, a fraction of which have been seen only by Segal’s students, family and friends.
The Twin Children of the Holocaust: Stolen Childhood and the Will to Survive
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2021
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