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Preserving the children's shoes found at Auschwitz


September 30, 2022

Tali Natapov/Neishlos Foundation

Auschwitz survivors Arie Pinsker (left center), and Bogdan Barnikowski, (right center) hold the shoes of child victims of the Nazis in the Conservation Lab in Auschwitz, joined by representatives of March of the Living, the Neishlos Foundation, and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation.

(JNS) - The International March of the Living announced on Thursday a global campaign with the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial to preserve thousands of shoes belonging to children, most of them Jews, who were murdered in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Around 8,000 children's shoes found at Auschwitz are rapidly disintegrating and require immediate conservation so they can be retained as historic documentation, the Foundation said. The conservation project, called "From Soul to Sole," will continue for two years. A global fundraising campaign has...

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