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

In Memory

July 2015

Never forget

Entrance

June 2015

Birkenau entrance in colour

Sleeping Quarters in Birkenau

June 2015

Five people per bunk,

Auschwitz II - Birkenau

June 2015

Entrance to Birkenau

Cattle Car in Birkenau

May 2015

example car used to transport victims

Fence

May 2015

Electrical fence on the grounds

Auschwitz I Guard Tower

May 2015

walking the grounds

Vorsicht

April 2015

Auschwitz-Birkenau visit

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

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