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News – San Diego Union Tribune

San Diego Union Tribune
San Diego, California
January 28, 2001

OUT OF THE ASHES:

Photos Found in a Nazi Death Camp Are a Reminder of Life

by Suzanne Choney, Editor

“We are familiar with the photos of skeletal humans, some barely alive in striped prisoner uniforms, others dead and naked, piled one atop another in careless heaps. Each of these faces is haunting and haunted. It is almost impossible to visualize these people with ordinary, everyday lives….”

“Ann Weiss, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, has put together an extraordinary collection of photos that show just that….It was first by quirk, then by persistence, that Weiss saw the photos….She has taken great pains to identify the faces with names. But even if the names mean nothing to you, the photos will. They are universal….They are photos of life, not death.”