Birkenau Women’s Gate – Now and Then

Birkenau Gate to the Women’s Camp

The gate at Birkenau where women prisoners were marched from their barracks to and from slave-labor.

Birkenau Women's Gate

This drawing is one in a series by former prisoner and survivor, artist Mieczyslaw Koscielniak, entitled:

“A Day in the Life of a Woman Prisoner”.

Birkenau Women's Gate by Mieczyslaw Koscielniak
Copyright Adam Koscielniak, all rights reserved.

We wish to thank Adam Koscielniak, the artist’s son, for graciously granting permission to use his late father’s work.

The reproduction was supplied by the Auschwitz Museum Archive (Archiwum Panstwowego Muzeum w Oswiecimiu).

It is one in a forthcoming series depicting day to day existence in Auschwitz and Birkenau.

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