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...

Mauthausen concentration camp gas chamber – To the Gas

  (Photo credit: National Archives, USHMM Photo Archives) There were many different ways to kill prisoners at Mauthausen and at first gassing was not needed. But...

What Good Can Come of the Holocaust?

Being a hopeful Holocaust scholar, writing a Young Adult book on the Holocaust and being a Jew, the Holocaust is constantly in the corners of my...

Auschwitz/Birkenau – Hell’s Gate

Hell's Gate The main entrance to Birkenau viewed from the unloading ramp. Previous Home Next ©1980, 1996 Alan...

Auschwitz/Birkenau – The Only Way Out

 The Only Way OutAfter an execution at the Black Wall, Block 11 prisoners' bodies were hauledto Krematorium I. Previous HomeNextPhoto © 1980, 1996 CopyrightAlan...

Mauthausen – The Disposing of the Murdered (1)

  The smaller of the two Mauthausen ovens and its accompanying smoke stack.   Map List of Photos Home Help Credits
Jan Komski painting

Administrative Punishment – a painting by Jan Komski

Visual record of life in the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Birkenau concentration camp entrance

Birkenau Electrified Fence

Birkenau Electrified Fence This electrified fence, and its guard towers, is at the extreme outer edge of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Out of the picture to its left...
Jan Komski Holocaust survivor art

Canada – a drawing by Jan Komski

Visual record of life in the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Mauthausen Quarry

Concentration camp of Mauthausen – Introduction

Mauthausen On August 8, 1938, just a few weeks after the Nazi occupation of Austria, prisoners from the Dachau, concentration camp near Munich, were transferred...