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Friday, 3 June 2016

More on Auschwitz-Birkenau

Just inside the main entrance at Auschwitz I.

Our guide speaking to us about the horrors.

Hans Frank was tried at Nuremburg in 1946, and sentenced to death.

The famous Anne Frank was not sent to Auschwitz, but her father and I think mother were both sent here.  Her father Otto Frank was liberated in January 1945, and returned to the Netherlands.  He died in 1980.

Our guide told us plenty of horror stories.
This model shows people queuing up to enter the gas chambers...
...after they were killed, their bodies were placed in this underground area.
On this road within Auschwitz I are many birch trees.  In German, birch is 'Birke'.  It is from this tree that the camp, Birkenau (or Auschwitz II), takes its name.  
A guard tower
Block 16a housed children.
This shows where the kids slept.
There were four to a shelf.  In adult ones nearby, inmates were housed two to a shelf.

In Block 16a, an adult made this tapestry showing a school (Schule) to make things look a bit nicer for the kids.
This was a washroom for women.

In the above room, people were gassed to death.  The photo shows reconstructed ovens for disposing of the bodies.
We stand at the end of the rail line.  In the background is the main entrance to Birkenau.
At the end of the rail line is this memorial, built in the 1960s.
The above was translated into every language spoken by people who suffered under the Nazis.  The number is more than 20 (see below).

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