The Auschwitz concentration camp was established in April 1940 in the prewar Polish army barracks on the outskirts of Oświęcim. Originally intended for Polish political prisoners, the camp was 'repurposed ' as a dedicated center for the wholesale ... 

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Stones on the heart of mankind - memorial at Auschwitz

September 2011

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Stones on the heart of mankind - memorial at Auschwitz

Rail tracks to the gas chambers at Auschwitz Camp II (Birkenau)

September 2011

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Rail tracks to the gas chambers at Auschwitz Camp II (Birkenau)

Stop!

July 2010

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Warning sign for the electric fence - sometimes prisoners would commit suicide and run into the fence

one of the underground religious relics

April 2015

The miners were clearly very devout Christians

The End of the Line at Birkenau

March 2015

Flowers at the end of the rail in front of the memorial monument at Birkenau

The salt mine

February 2015

It's a brisk walk DOWN 135 meters (.8 of a mile) to the bottom of the salt mine via wooden stairs

Birkenau selection area

February 2015

The profile of the train lines at the Birkenau selection area

The entrance to Auschwitz 1

February 2015

The entrance to Auschwitz 1

A can of Zyklon B

February 2015

These cans of the gas used within the gas chambers are on display within the museum, very moving

The Last Supper carved from salt

February 2015

This amazing carving is cut from salt on the wall of one of the rooms within the salt mine

A sign in Auschwitz 1 showing the confirmed number of prisoners

February 2015

Realistic estimates are much higher than these figures

Railroad tracks at Birkenau

February 2015

Railroad tracks at Birkenau

Outside one of the barracks at Auschwitz

February 2015

Outside one of the barracks at Auschwitz

Victims make their way

February 2015

Victims make their way

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