Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Karkow, Poland (Part II)

by Oliver Chan June. 10, 2021 169 views

Hovering above the gate at the entrance of Auschwitz I is a 16-foot wide wrought-iron sign that reads "Arbeit Macht Frei" ("work makes one free"). Each day, prisoners would pass under the sign to and from their long and harsh labor details and read the cynical expression, knowing that their only true way to freedom was not work but death.

The Arbeit Macht Frei sign has become a symbol of Auschwitz, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps. (Source: thoughtco.com)

Ted Grant–an amazing Canadian photojournalist–has said, “When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!”

Victims were ordered to line up against this wall and then executed by firing squad.

Victims were ordered to line up against this wall and then executed by firing squad.

The building was original but the beds were replicas.

The building was original but the beds were replicas.

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