The release of 116 rare photographs from the Auschwitz concentration camp are yet another reminder of the power of photographs to illuminate human history. We have these treasures because of the work of dedicated librarians and photoarchivists in the last century. Even in the age of digital photography, our photos won't live on without cataloging and captioning.
Karl Hoecker collection/U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum via AP
This 1944 photo provided by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum shows Nazi officers and female auxiliaries, Helferinnen, posing on a wooden bridge in Solahutte. a little known SS resort some 30 km. south of Auschwitz on the Sola River in Poland. The photo is one of approximately 116 rare photographs included in Karl Hoecker's photo album.