Illustrated Tour of Auschwitz


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A Virtual Tour of Auschwitz

On Every Day Since…
A Christian at Auschwitz

Welcome to my Journal

 


“The same day I saw my first horror camp, I visited every nook and cranny. I felt it my duty to be in a position from then on to testify about these things in case there ever grew up at home the belief or assumption that the stories of Nazi brutality were just propaganda.”

– General Dwight D. Eisenhower


 

On every day since I first saw Auschwitz, I have wept.

– The Author

 

Introduction

What follows here is the written and photographic record of five days spent visiting two Nazi concentration camps in and near Oswiecim, Poland in September 1993. Known as Auschwitz and Birkenau, the two camps were liberated in January 1945. The remains of the camps, the survivors’ and liberators’ testimonies, and the documentary evidence leave no doubt as to the enormity of the crimes against humanity which were committed there. This journal, which started out as a letter to my friend of 30 years, John Anderson Parker, is a work in progress and an expression of the belief that we must never forget.

Parts of this document will change. Most changes will occur in Afterwords as matters of fact are corrected and puzzles are solved. New or revised graphics will appear in various sections from time to time. If the project goes as hoped and a return trip is made possible, the quality and scope of the work will be improved.

Comments and reactions are welcome by snichols@bellatlantic.net via e-mail.

 

© 1993, Stuart C. Nichols

Illustrated Tour of Auschwitz, where you can just view the pictures Stuart took.

Part I
Rumors and Omens
Part II
Transport
Part III
Reception
Part IV
KL I (Auschwitz)
Part V
KL II (Birkenau)
Part VI
Kazimierz and Cracow
Part VII
Back to Birkenau
Part VIII
Pits and Ashes
Part IX
Afterwords
Plan of KL I (Auschwitz)
Plan of KL II (Birkenau)

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