...Salonica, back then, was the epicenter of the Balkans commerce. A buzzing Sephardic metropolis that became the main target of Himler's (read Hitler's) implementation of the "Final Solution" ...
,,,Under the false and misleading title "Jews Captured in Salonica" (similar to "...animals, or elephants, or tigers, captured on an African expedition", but, still not considerd human beings
in 2012 since this is first and foremost "...a human safari based on race and religion"), the German State Archives has photos from the very beginning of Salonica's Holocaust and the implementation of Himler's Final Solution
The German state also claims copyright ownership over the photos and that this is an "...intellectual property!!!!!" of the contemporary German state of chancellor's Angela Merckel dystopian society of Shylocks and extortionists (once a Nazi, always a Nazi!)...
The US Supreme Court and many European courts had ruled that is illegal from a killer, or a mass murderer, to derive income, revenues, profits, or royalties the exploitation of the criminal activities, suffering, abuse, torture, and death of his victims.
In this case German army photographers (soldiers) forced Jewish inmates against their will to get photographed before transported to "concentration" (read DEATH) camps like Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland.
I dedicate this blogpost to the heroes and martyrs of Shoah (Holocaust).
The Nazi SS, and their death squads, Waffen SS, were judged a criminal organization by the Nuremberg Tribunal (November 20, 1945 to October 1, 1946).
According to the U.S. Holocaust Museum a total of 405.222 prisoners were registered at the camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau alone, but those who were sent directly to the gas chambers upon arrival were never registered. Over 6.000.000 European Jews perished through the Holocaust (from January 30, 1933, when Hitler became Chancellor of Germany, to May 8, 1945). Out of the 54.000 Salonica Jews that were deported to the extermination camps, only 1.950 survived.