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    Israelis honored their national Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday in many ways, from public ceremonies to lowered flags to a nationwide moment of reflection, in which sirens wailed and drivers stepped from their cars and bowed their heads. For the country’s remaining 200,000 Holocaust survivors, the events of the 70 years ago are probably never far from mind, especially for Auschwitz prisoners like Leo Luster, above, who was tattooed by his captors with the ID #B11647. Mr. Luster was one of dozens of men and women photographed by Getty Images photographer Uriel Sinai for his project, “Numbered,” about the tattoos and their legacy. Mr. Sinai also filmed a documentary about the subject, which highlighted the phenomenon of the survivors’ children and grandchildren getting their own tattoos as personal tribute.

    Caption: Former Auschwitz prisoner Leo Luster in Tel Aviv on August 8, 2009, when he was 82 years old. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Reportage by Getty Images)

    In the new documentary, “Numbered,” Getty photographer Uriel Sinai, together with Dana Doron, explores a subtle legacy of Auschwitz: the tattooed serial numbers borne on the arms and chests of its survivors. The movie will have its New York premiere on January 20th as part of the New York Jewish Film Festival at Lincoln Center. You can watch a trailer for the movie here: http://vimeo.com/57316737

    Previously, Uriel had photographed dozens of Auschwitz survivors and their tattoos for a portrait series of the same name. An estimated 400,000 numbers were tattooed in Auschwitz and its sub-camps, including Leo Luster, above, whom Uriel photographed in 2009.

    Learn more about the documentary and its screening dates on the film’s Facebook page.

    (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Reportage by Getty Images)

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