Photographer's Note

Auschwitz was one of the main pillars of the Holocaust. Initially used as a restraining camp for polish and russian POWs, it was expanded due to the arrival of thousands of jews from all over Europe, resulting in a much larger camp: Birkenau (aka, Auschwitz II). The Nazi SS would gather and separate personal belongings of all prisioners: shoes, glasses, brushes, pots, etc. What was the point of such separation I don't know.

The picture shows the shoes of the prisioners, litered behind a glass wall in one of the buildings (ex-prison) of what is now the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum.

To remove the strong reflection from the glass I had to put my hand around the front area of the lens.

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