CONTEMPLATING THE END OF THE LINE


Auschwitz, August 2011.

This is where my father, his parents, sisters, sisters-in-law and a couple of babes-in-arms would have debarked in late May 1944, when the Mukachevo (Munkacs) ghetto was emptied.

Everyone except Dad went into gas right away.  A few weeks later, as the Soviets advanced westward and the Germans began to shut down the camp system in the east, Dad was shipped out with thousands of other Hungarian Jews to the newly established labor camp at Lieberose (of which more later).

Photos are courtesy of my best friend and one true brother, Ken Murphy, without whom I would not have mustered the courage to go there.

P1010399 P1010397 IMG_0443 IMG_0445 P1010357 P1010360 P1010391 P1010392IMG_0406

Advertisements

About Michael J. Kubat

I'm a grumpy Czech-born clinical social worker who is vitally interested in the survival in the United States as a viable democracy and a beacon of hope for the rest of the world.
This entry was posted in 20th-Century Socialism, Holocaust, Jewish survival and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s