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

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Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Half-Day Trip from Krakow

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

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Krakow Super Saver: Auschwitz-Birkenau Half-Day Tour plus Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Tour

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

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Krakow Super Saver: Auschwitz-Birkenau Half-Day Tour plus Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Tour

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

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Krakow Super Saver: Auschwitz-Birkenau Half-Day Tour plus Wieliczka Salt Mine Half-Day Tour

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