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Poland Auschwitz-Birkenau (#2349)

Poland Auschwitz-Birkenau  (#2349)
Birkenau section at Auschwitz, looking from the point of disembarkation back to where the trains of prisoners entered the camp, back to where the last vestiges of life ended for most.

Auschwitz, being a reconfiguration of an existing Army base, was inefficient given the large number of prisoners. Birkenau was initially created to be a slave labor camp but was quickly converted into being a combination slave labor camp and murder factory.

Though this particular photograph is made by many, the sense of sorrow from visiting the site is not forgettable.

The Wikipedia on Auschwitz/Birkeneau is excellent: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auschwitz_concentration_camp

Clint has particularly liked this photo


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Drumstick
Drumstick
Never forget....
2 years ago.
Clint
Clint
Any other structure like this, I'd think, "That's an attractive building." It looks so ordinary.
2 years ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… has replied to Clint
Seeing it now, I can see how much it looks like just another administrative building. At the time we were seeing it in the context of this photo, which was shot from about the same spot.
Poland Auschwitz (#2334)
2 years ago.