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... II to differentiate it from Auschwitz I, the photo in the crowd scene above. Birkenau at 480 acres is seven times the size of Auschwitz I, and is the site of where most all the killing occurred.
Like candles sprouting from candelabras, spread out over Auschwitz-Birkenau, are several hundred acres of chimneys, once part of wooden barracks, which no longer survive.
This is one of the rooms, with the only physical remains of dead Jews ...
... and skeletal forest of memorials. A number of these huts either survive or have been reconstructed. They followed a design used once upon a time as stables by the German army, each building for keeping fifty two horses. At Auschwitz and elsewhere, these stables hoarded as many as four hundred prisoners crammed into their three tiered bunks. The barracks for the so-called loos are unimaginable: long stone benches with holes over a pit. Inmates were able to visit these facilities twice a ...
... van, as an introduction of himself: “I’m Bob. Perhaps you know me better by my secret agent name (holding up a large photograph of his head super-imposed on the body of 007 Secret Agent James Bond) he continued by saying, “I’m a Secret Agent – The Polish James Bond from Krakow.” We laughed. But we think he is…
... in and skipped over things we really didn't want to see. We walked under the infamous gate that says, "Arbeit Macht Frei." ------> "Labour makes you free." The gate itself was really creepy, but it was awful seeing people stand in front of the gate, smiling, and posing for a picture. It made me sick. We used our tour books to figure out what each building was used for and what is in it now. Before we went in the different buildings they would have a wooden plaque describing ...
... room, the total amount of hair found after the liberation was more than 15,000 lbs!!! 15,000 lbs. of human hair! Hair doesn't even weigh that much. Simply abhorrent.
After Auschwitz I, we continued to Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Birkenau was built in 1941 to help the flow of the main camp. Birkenau was the camp used for gassing (or 'showering' as the victims were told). They built four crematoria total in Birkenau to exterminate the ...