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Birkenau Entrance: The Hole in the World

This is the rail entrance to Birkenau, the largest killing center in the entire Nazi system. Beyond the gate is what is generally known as...

Mauthausen memorial – Iron Spider

t   I don’t remember just where in the camp I found this but it seems to reveal just what it was that walking into a...

Hanging – a drawing by Jan Komski

Visual record of life in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

The art of Auschwitz survivor Jan Komski

Polish artist Jan Komski is a survivor of Auschwitz. His personal history is...

Birkenau – Krematorium II: Gas

Birkenau Gas Chambers This is the roof of the underground gas chambers of Krematorium II. In the days of its use, the concrete was covered...

Birkenau Ramp

This is the personnel entrance at Birkenau (Auschwitz II). This is the unloading ramp at Auschwitz-Birkenau. In the spring and summer of 1944, long lines...

Birkenau Entrance Gate

Birkenau entrance gate to one of the two large extermination areas. This is the entrance to one of the two large extermination areas in Birkenau. During the...

Jobs for Men in the Women’s Camp – a drawing by Jan Komski

Visual record of life in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Concentration camp of Mauthausen – List

# Title Description 1 The Stairs of Death Rock staircase at the quarry. 2 The Rock Quarry The rock quarry. 3 The Parachute Jump Top of the rock quarry. 4 Then and Now: Wiener Graben The rock quarry. 5 Ghosts Rocks...

Auschwitz/Birkenau – Cremation Pit

Cremation Pit In 1944, when the four Birkenau Krematoria could no longer keep pace with the rate of...