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By Karen Petree
He’s not looking at me directly, as if he’s too afraid. But I don’t want him to. I stare at him apprehensively where he’s frozen for 1/100th of a second in 1943.
Though there are a lot of people in the group of Jews being evacuated from the Warsaw Ghetto, the boy is the main subject. He is a bit separated from the group, many of whom seem terrified but caught up in the action of moving. His hands are held in the air as if he were playing the bad guy in a child’s cops-and-robbers game. But his expression is one of dark fear most Americans are unaccustomed to seeing on the face of a child.
In June 2014, I travelled to New York, Germany and Poland as a FASPE journalism fellow. The Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) is a fellowship program of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York that takes young professionals in journalism, law, medicine, seminary and business to important Holocaust sites in Germany and Poland where they discuss professional ethics under the lens of the Holocaust, looking particularly at how members of their respective professions contributed to the Nazi atrocities through blatant complicity or passive inaction, and how those lessons resonate with ethical issues they face in their professions today. These photos were taken at Auschwitz I concentration camp in Poland.
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