Day 6: What Does it Mean to Report from Auschwitz?

In this short photo-series, Laurence Ivil asks the viewer to reflect on the act of visiting and documenting a historical site of memory, atrocity, and resistance.

A view from a distance—a reflection—of the entry gate to Auschwitz I. The sign reads “Arbeit Macht Frei.”

 

A view through glass casing. These cards are official records of victims at Auschwitz I.

 

An exhibition displays the glasses, spectacles and other ocular pieces of inmates at Auschwitz I.

 

A name and date, barely legible, are carved into a brick wall at Auschwitz II-Birkenau.

 

Female holding camp at Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Visitors can be seen mirrored in the window of a building.

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