Birkenau railway line: The End of the Line

Birkenau Railway Line end

Birkenau Railway Line

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

They were brought from all over Europe: the Greek island of Salonnika, from Rotterdam, Berlin, Paris, Prague, from Budapest and Brussels and Bucharest.

This is the culmination of a vast network of tracks and trains, switches and control towers, railroad yards and loading platforms, camps, guards, clerks and often, meticulous planning.

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