Auschwitz II - Birkenau

Trip Start Aug 28, 2010
Trip End Dec 22, 2010

Loading Map
Map your own trip!
Map Options
Show trip route
Hide lines

Flag of Poland  , Southern Poland,
Saturday, November 20, 2010

After a 5-minute bus ride through Oświęcim, Adam and I soon realized that Auschwitz I was a picnic compared to Auschwitz II - Birkenau.  Auschwitz I may have been the world's worst concentration camp, but Birkenau was hands-down the worst extermination camp.  An eerie silence lingered over the enormous death camp.  Hundreds of visitors meandered through the grounds, not making a single sound.  Seriously.  Adam and I covered the entire camp in about three hours and went back to Krakow in complete disbelief. 

I made sure to include as much information as possible in the photos' captions, but nothing will compare to actually being on those grounds and walking the same paths as so many innocent victims.  May their souls rest in peace.  Alav ha-shalom. 
Slideshow Report as Spam

Post your own travel photos for friends and family Pictures


Mom on

Very sobering. I'm glad you got to see this and I understand why you were in a funk for several days following this trip.

Add Comment

Use this image in your site

Copy and paste this html: