One of the photograph collections from the Holocaust period that has aroused great curiosity is the series of pictures depicting German policemen and Jews in the Polish town of Olkusz. The best-known photograph in the series is also displayed in Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum, and shows German policemen forcing the local Rabbi to pray for their amusement. The photograph has been the subject of many explanations, most of which describe the Rabbi as standing next to the bodies of his congregants immediately after their murder by the Germans.
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