The only photos taken in Auschwitz by a prisoner
were shown last night in the France2 evening broadcast. The four photos were taken by a Sonderkommando inmate only known as “Alex” who was shot to death four days after taking them.
You can see it here. Note: It contains graphic, sorrowful images. The four photos are shown 30 minutes into the broadcast, but the evening’s report on the Holocast starts at 27:24 minutes with a former inmate bearing witness to a group of middle-school children. As stated in the article linked below,France’s public school system
began teaching about the Holocaust in junior and senior high schools in 1983. Three years ago, faced with the wave of “new anti-Semitism”, it added special classes for pupils as young as 9 or 10 years old.
This week former concentration camp inmates have visited classrooms bearing witness to history, and some have been shown in the evening news. As reported by Reuters, Holocaust lessons meet Muslim rebuff in France
Unlike their shameful coverage of the liberation of Paris, this week France2 has done a good job of reporting on the Holocaust. Last week their coverage of the tsunami was exceptionally good.