People arriving on a cattle car at Auschwitz concentration camp.

Benjamin Describes Arriving at Auschwitz

Holocaust survivor Benjamin Lesser describes arriving on a cattle car at Auschwitz concentration camp. He recounts seeing the ashes on the ground and not knowing what they were. A Nazi officer tells Benjamin that it is the ashes of Jewish bodies that have been burned. Benjamin not only loses his younger brother and sister to this fate, but is also threatened that a similar horror awaits him.

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