Birkenau – Ramp: The End of the Line

t Birkenau Ramp end Long trains of cattle cars hauled their cargo of humans to this unloading ramp inside Auschwitz-Birkenau, or to other ramps very close...

Mauthausen – The Stairs of Death

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Birkenau Ramp: Doppelganger

This switch and signal preside over the Nazi killing center near the rail entrance to Birkenau. A Doppelgänger is a ghostly counterpart and companion...

Birkenau – Krematorium V (#3)

Krematorium V Ruins These are the ruins of Krematorium V at Birkenau. The number and size of the death and disposal facilities here illustrate just...

Birkenau – Women’s Barrack BIb (#2)

Birkenau Women's Camp Barrack BIb (#2) One understands former prisoner-author Elie Wiesel’s title “Night” somewhat more deeply after even “visiting” here. Map List of Photos Home Help Author...

Panorama of Birkenau – a drawing by Jan Komski

Visual record of life in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Mauthausen – The Rock Quarry

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Birkenau Prisoners Reception: The Sauna

Birkenau Sauna This is where prisoners selected for slave labor were processed. Often people would have to wait outside naked in any weather. Here they would...

Auschwitz/Birkenau – China

China Simple enamel containers, stacked and at rest now, in the Auschwitz Museum Archive. A multipurpose utility:...

Annexed by Sharon Dogar

A few days ago, I wrote a research paper on historical fiction and the Holocaust for my PhD applications. I mostly discussed The Grey...