As part of its Yom Hashoah commemorations, the Israeli government launched a special exhibit to honor Holocaust remembrance this year.
The Knesset put together a series of moving photographs, depicting Jewish prisoners as seen from the perspective of the Nazi regime’s Wehrmacht army soldiers.
The exhibit is on display in Jerusalem this week, as part of the government’s Unto Every Person There Is a Name campaign.
“Memorializing the Holocaust, precisely as the years pass, becomes a national mission of the highest importance,” said Knesset Chairman Yuli Edelstein. “The Knesset, as much as possible, will expand its memorial activities and commemoration events.”
Rabbi Avraham Krieger, one of the organizers of the event, said, “The viewer is drawn into the eyes of the Nazi captain, and sees the horrors from the viewpoint of the murderer. It’s a perspective both fascinating and shocking at the same time.”