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Auschwitz (Oswiecim)

Originally intended for Polish political prisoners in 1940, the Auschwitz concentration camp went on to serve as the site of wholesale extermination of the Jews in Europe. For this purpose, a much larger camp, known as Birkenau or Auschwitz II, was ... 

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Anonymous

September 2011

Stones on the heart of mankind - memorial at Auschwitz - September 2011

Stones on the heart of mankind - memorial at Auschwitz

Stones on the heart of mankind - memorial at Auschwitz

Anonymous

September 2011

Rail tracks to the gas chambers at Auschwitz Camp II (Birkenau) - September 2011

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

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

Anonymous

July 2010

Warning sign for the electric fence - sometimes prisoners would commit suicide and run into the fence - July 2010

Stop!

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

Aman B

August 2016

 Auschwitz-Birkenau entrance , Aman B - August 2016

Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz-Birkenau entrance

David B

July 2016

 The underground church - all carved out of the native rocksalt. , David B - July 2016

Salt carving

The underground church - all carved out of the native rocksalt.

David B

July 2016

 The railhead at Birkenau. , David B - July 2016

The view from the watchtower

The railhead at Birkenau.

Patricia M

July 2016

 The visit to Birkenau was even more impressive than Aushwitz. The excellent guide helped us to appreciate the vastness and scale of the operation.The rain didn't put us off and although there is a ... , Patricia M - July 2016

The haunting scale of Birkenau

The visit to Birkenau was even more impressive than Aushwitz. The excellent guide helped us to appreciate the vastness and scale of the operation.The rain didn't put us off and although there is a lot of walking it was at a steady pace.

camerontilson

June 2016

 One of the rail cars used to transport people to Birekenau , camerontilson - June 2016

Birkenau

One of the rail cars used to transport people to Birekenau

jcniles

June 2016

 This is where the guided part of the tour starts. , jcniles - June 2016

The gate to Auschwitz

This is where the guided part of the tour starts.

Jennifer E

November 2015

 Auschwitz-Birkenau , Jennifer E - November 2015

Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz-Birkenau

Gabriela B

November 2015

 Auschwitz , Gabriela B - November 2015

Train Cart

Auschwitz

Lila A

November 2015

 Track at Birkenau , Lila A - November 2015

Track at Birkenau

Track at Birkenau

Aaron S

October 2015

 The train track and main entrance to the camp. We learned that the majority of the victims were sent straight to the gas chambers upon arrival. , Aaron S - October 2015

Auschwitz II - Birkenau

The train track and main entrance to the camp. We learned that the majority of the victims were sent straight to the gas chambers upon arrival.

Japandrea02

October 2015

 Eerie to see wild flowers surrounding such a horrible spot. , Japandrea02 - October 2015

The Barracks of Birkenau

Eerie to see wild flowers surrounding such a horrible spot.

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