Birkenau Gate to the Women’s Camp: Now & Then

Birkenau Gate to the Women’s Camp

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

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”.

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.