The talk “Auschwitz in Images” will take place on 13 September at 19.00 in the Auditorium of Canal de Isabel II in Madrid. This will be the last event in the cultural programme for the Auschwitz exhibition’s time in the Spanish capital.
The talk will be led by Paul Salmons, curator of the exhibition, who will discuss how the most iconic images of Auschwitz and the Holocaust have embedded a predefined image in our collective consciousness, which, on some occasions, is far-removed from the reality. The expert will base his talk on the images of the famous Lilly Album, a complete photographic evidence of the selection of deportees at Auschwitz.
Its 53 pages provide an exhaustive visual testimony of the extermination process. The album contains 193 black and white shots taken by the SS. The images meticulously document the process, from the arrival of the trains filled with deportees to their transfer to the gas chambers.
The event will take place on 13 September 2018 in the Auditorium of Canal de Isabel II, Calle Santa Engracia 125, 28003 Madrid, and will begin at 19.00.
Entry is free although it is recommended to book in advance online as the event is expected to be full. A limited number of tickets will be available on the day in the lobby of the Canal de Isabel II Auditorium. The tickets will be available from 18.45 on a first-come, first-served basis.
Paul Salmons is curator of the Auschwitz exhibition and Programme Director of the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education, part of the Education Institute at University College London. Throughout his career he has served as educational adviser to many international projects, including United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and is the lead author of the manual “How to teach about the Holocaust”, the standard text in the field.