Day 7 in Europe: Visiting Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps

8 Oct
Women and children selected for death, walking unknowingly toward gas chambers, upon arriving at Birkenau.

Women and children selected for death, walking unknowingly toward gas chambers, upon arriving at Birkenau.

This is going to be a very short post, with sparse descriptions with the photos. What more can you say about a place where more than 1 million people were killed.

The fact that such evil ever existed just does not seem possible. But it did happen. And could happen again.

It says over the entrance: “Work will set you free.”

Our giude is on the left. It takes something, something I can't imagine, to describe such horror to visitors day in and day out.

Our giude is on the left. It takes something, something I can’t imagine, to describe such horror to visitors day in and day out.

The double electrified fence outside the camp.

The double electrified fence outside the camp.

The first gas chamber and crematorium. Yes we went inside it.

The first gas chamber and crematorium. Yes we went inside it.

The Birkenau camp housed 90,000 people at a time.

The Birkenau camp housed 90,000 people at a time.

The tracks that brought hundres of thousands of mostly Hungarian Jews into Birkenau.

The tracks that brought hundres of thousands of mostly Hungarian Jews into Birkenau.

No words.

No words.

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