Until today, Auschwitz is considered synonymous with the Holocaust. This documentary tells the story of a typical day in 1944 from the viewpoint of victims and perpetrators. It is based on a unique document which is kept in the Israeli memorial site of Yad Vashem. The Auschwitz Album is a collection of photographs intended to chronicle the 'work' of the SS. Nearly all photos were taken in just a few days during the final week of May 1944. They capture the harrowing routine of mass murder in the so-called extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau - the arrival of the Jewish victims in overcrowded cattle cars and the separation of those considered fit to work from those destined for the gas chambers.