Jan Komski painting

Leftovers – a painting by Jan Komski

Visual record of life in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Alan Jacobs

Alan Jacobs has been...

Birkenau – Guard Tower on the Ramp

Guard tower squatting over the unloading ramp at Birkenau, seeming still to cast about its antennae, looking for prey. Map List of Photos Home Help Author...

Auschwitz/Birkenau – Photographs by Alan Jacobs

These photographs were taken in Auschwitz and Birkenau by Alan Jacobs in the years 1979 - 1981. Click on the images...

Auschwitz/Birkenau – Quarantine Block, BIIA

Quarantine Block,BIIA Quarantine Block: Birkenau, second section, camp A A survivor looked at this photo and gasped in...

Birkenau – Women’s Barrack, BIb (#1)

Birkenau Barracks Women Barrack consisting of “sixty-two bays each with three ‘roosts’. A roost was originally supposed to hold three prisoners, but Bischoff’s numerology...

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Birkenau Men’s Barrack in BIIa, Quarantine

Birkenau Men's Barrack Wooden barrack at BIIa, and used throughout the camp, originally designed as a horse stable. People were forced to sleep as many...

Birkenau – Krematorium II (#2)

Krematorium II This small-gauge track was one of fifteen leading to five furnaces consisting of three retorts each. At first small metal trolleys containing the...

Birkenau Sauna – Disinfection

Birkenau Disinfection These are small gas-chambers, designed to exterminate vermin, mainly lice, a population that thrived in Birkenau. There were many of these chambers, operated by...