To The Gas


The entrance to the Krankenbau, or camp hospital, courtyard. We see prisoners who have come to the hospital seeking, if nothing else, a brief respite from the killing work. Those too ill to work were killed by phenol injection to the heart, or sent to the gas. Here prisoners are whipped onto a truck for transport to the gas chamber.

Water Color: Jerzy Potrzebowski
Reproduction courtesy of Auschwitz Museum Archive, 1980