Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp
Trip Start Jan 19, 2007
91Trip End Jul 03, 2007
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(S) What I was struck with immediately was the peacefulness and almost beauty of Auschwitz. It had been a police training facility before the war and consisted of red brick buildings and tree-lined streets. It was hard to believe the horror that took place here. Birkenau was different. Barracks as far as the eye could see and then the huge gas chambers at the end... Death permeates the air, even in the sunshine.