Color photos of Holocaust victims from concentration camps
During World War II, German Nazis and their allies killed about six million Jews. This methodical, bureaucratic, state-organized operation of prosecution and extermination is called the Holocaust. The word “Holocaust” is of Greek origin, it means “burnt offering.” The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933 and claimed that the Germans were a “higher race”, considered the Jews a “lower” race and a threat to the so-called German racial society.
During the Holocaust, the Nazis also persecuted other groups of people who were considered “inferior”: gypsies, people with mental and physical disabilities, some Slavs (Poles, Russians, and others). Communists, socialists, Jehovah’s Witnesses and homosexuals were persecuted for political or behavioral reasons.
British photographer Tom Marshall painted black and white photos of Holocaust victims from concentration camps in order to remind people of what happened, especially to a young generation.