My mom and grandma after being freed from Auschwitz, 1948

My mom and grandma after being freed from Auschwitz, 1948

Auschwitz was liberated and the prisoners rescued in January 1945 by the Soviets, and most prisoners would've been incredibly malnourished and emaciated. As they look pretty healthy for the standards of the time, this photo likely would've been taken in 1948 after a considerable amount of recuperation.

They look pretty healthy for just getting outta auschwitz

I'm confused. Didn't WWII end in 1945. Why were your mother and grandma being freed 3 years later? Or am I just dumb and uneducated? Lol

Ahhh okay, the title makes it seem like freedom came in 1948. Thanks for clarifying for me.

OP Being pretty loose with the title, I mean he could take a picture of them today (hopefully) and say 'my mom and grandma after leaving auscwitz 2017'

Love this. A picture is really worth 1000 words.

wow..that's speechless <3

Beautiful.

here have an upvote

There is a lot of love showing in those two faces.