We’re all familiar with World War II, known for its horrifying deaths and concerning political agenda. At ‘Seeing Auschwitz’, you’ll see this intense time period in a new light with the help of 100+ photographs, sketches, and testimonies. Each piece of history vividly depicts the atrocities committed at the largest concentration and extermination camp of the German Nazi regime.
The exhibit that just opened in Charlotte is the ideal opportunity to delve deeper into WWII, bearing witness to not just victims, but perpetrators. Every image and sketch is the opportunity to look past the history books into history as it truly unfolded.See Auschwitz in new ways at this brand new exhibit at Charlotte’s Visual and Performing Arts Center.
The selected photographs featured in ‘Seeing Auschwitz’ offer a glimpse into the different aspects of life within the camp: from the arrival of deportees to portraits of innocent children, and even scenes depicting the day-to-day activities of SS garrison members. This exhibition challenges us to look beyond the confines of the photograph itself: those two individuals smiling for the camera may, in fact, be perpetrators of unimaginable crimes.
Throughout the entire exhibit, visitors are encouraged to scrutinize every detail. You’ll find you might get new knowledge on what it means to be a perpetrator, victim and bystander.
Having traveled through NYC, Paris, Madrid, and most recently, London, the Seeing Auschwitz photo exhibition just made its debut in Charlotte. Here’s what previous attendees had to say about their journey:
“A truly moving and sensitive portrayal of such an atrocity. A must see.” Janis H.
“An incredibly insightful experience, very interesting information and numerous photographs I had never seen or even heard of before, everyone should see this exhibition.” Eric C.
“Moving, emotive, beautifully curated despite the harrowing and still unbelievable fact that the Holocaust actually happened.” Neil H.