Every year on Yom HaShoah people gather to remember the victims. Among them will be some survivors, each year fewer and fewer.
The blurred lines of a serial number on a forearm are the image of the Holocaust. The tattoos of the survivors symbolize the brutality of the concentration camps. No official document identifies the people who were subjected to having these numbers tattooed on their arms. Gabriella Y. Karin, a sculptor and Holocaust survivor, began the Auschwitz Tattoo Numbers Photography Project to create a visual catalog that identifies the survivors of Auschwitz. This project is trying to make a visual documentation of this barbaric happening. Please help assemble information about as many people as can be reached.
- A photograph of the person showing the tattoo
- Photo of the forearm with the number plus a close-up of the number
- Full name (including maiden name if applicable), city and country where the person lives
- The tattoo number written clearly
For more specific information contact:
Gabriella Y. Karin
c/o Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
6435 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048