Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Karkow, Poland

by Oliver Chan June. 09, 2021 161 views

I visited the Auschwitz concentration camp with a heavy heart. More than 1 million people were killed here, most of them were sent to gas chambers. One of the exhibition room was filled with victims' photo and name hanging on the walls. Another exhibition room displayed a huge stack of vitcims' eyeglasses, and shoes (including many children shoes).

It was early spring 2019.

A lot of images from the movie "Schlinder's List" came to my mind as I tour around the site.

A historic train car has been placed at the ramp (unloading platform) at the Auschwitz II-Birkenau site. Beginning in the spring of 1944, Jews deported to Auschwitz by the Germans disembarked and underwent selection by SS doctors there. (Source: http://auschwitz.org/)

A historic train car has been placed at the ramp (unloading platform) at the Auschwitz II-Birkenau site. Beginning in the spring of 1944, Jews deported to Auschwitz by the Germans disembarked and underwent selection by SS doctors there. (Source: http://auschwitz.org/)

The freight car placed at the Auschwitz II-Birkenau site comes from Germany. More than 120 thousand of these freight cars were produced before the Second War. (Source: http://auschwitz.org/)

The freight car placed at the Auschwitz II-Birkenau site comes from Germany. More than 120 thousand of these freight cars were produced before the Second War. (Source: http://auschwitz.org/)

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Rachele Schneekloth 4 days ago

Amazing and produced all sorts of emotions in me. Thank you for sharing.

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Camellia Staab 4 days, 4 hours ago

Gorgeous captures of a not so gorgeous place. Very nice set.

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Thomas Thompson 4 days, 9 hours ago

Very good shots of a bad place, a Sad Time in History, We must Never Forget!!   Thanks for sharing

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Björn Roose 4 days, 10 hours ago

Great photos of a not so great place.

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Craig Casterline 4 days, 19 hours ago

Very nice collection. It is a bit ironic how beautiful many of the photos are with what the subject matter is. You really did well with the lighting and colors.

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