Lawrence woman shares Holocaust photos her late husband took during World War II
A Lawrence woman is sharing her late husband's photos of some of the atrocities that took place during the Holocaust.
Bea Franklin's husband Jerry Franklin was a photographer stationed in several different places across Europe during World War II.
He photographed what was happening to Jewish people at the Dachau concentration camp.
After the war, Jerry Franklin never talked to his wife about what he saw.
When he died in 1996, Bea Franklin decided to develop the photos and put them into albums. She also collects Holocaust memoirs.
Bea Franklin says it is important to read how the Jewish people suffered so she can reinforce how we should all be reflecting on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
"People forget, look at how antisemitism is coming about now," she says. "So, we have to be vigilant, and we have to let our families and children especially know what they inherited."
It has been several months since Bea Franklin opened the photo albums and says she considers herself lucky to be able to share the history that her husband witnessed.