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... are a couple of rows of 3-4 cremation ovens. These would have a small set of tiny rail tracks leading up to them, so as to move the bodies of the prisoners directly from the gas chamber. Leading up to the oven proper would be a ‘body enclosure’ atop a wheeled trolley, designed to directly push the body inside the burning ovens.. Sets of solid, cast iron doors guard the hellish flames within the ovens
A truly ghastly site, even in ...
... I was surprised to learn was the larger of the two camps. Indeed, it's difficult to convey the enormous size of Birkenau, with endless wooden barracks and electric fences. I was also shocked to see that the rail tracks of the infamous death trains came right inside the camp, delivering carriage-loads of prisoners to the spot where I was standing. Many of these prisoners were executed minutes after their arrival. As the sun set over the trees ...
... List. Entry is free but you can't enter without a guide which you pay for! Figure that one out. To enter the camp you must walk under the famous sign above the main gate "Arbeit Macht Frei" which means "Work makes you Free".
The guided tour was however well worth it. We saw the "death house" where in the basement there were torture cells such as the starvation cell where they starved you ...
... we got to Birkenau, or Auschwitz 2, I realized it could get worse. Here there were just rows and rows of brick buildings on one side of the railway; on the other, there were just rows of the chimneys left over from the wood buildings that had been burned down. And at the end of the kilometer walk from the selection area was where the gas chambers were. They'd been destroyed, too, but the remains were still there. I got sick to my stomach when the wind blew and I ...
... shocked to the core at everything we learnt as well as the sheer size of the sites. Photos are allowed to be taken there but we felt it not necessary, what we had seen and heard will stay with us both for ever. I will refrain from writing anything more on it as I am not educated enough on the subject. I would recommend going if it is something you are interested in learning ...
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