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SS officer Karl Hoecker lights a candle on a Christmas tree only weeks before the liberation of Auschwitz.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 34597

SS officer Karl Hoecker lights a candle on a Christmas tree only weeks before the liberation of Auschwitz.

The original caption reads "Julfeier 1944" (the Nazi name for a pre-Christian Yule celebration).

Date
December 1944
Variant Locale
Brzezinka
Birkenau
Auschwitz III
Monowitz
Auschwitz II
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Anonymous Donor
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Record last modified: 2012-09-28 00:00:00
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