Photographer's Note

I took this shot at Auschwitz II - Birkenau. This was the largest concentration camp built during the Holocaust. Auschwitz II is situated close to the town of Oswiecim in Poland. 1,500,000 Jews were killed at Auschwitz II. Most died in the horrific gas cambers but many others were killed by forced labour, starvation, diseases such as typhod and through Nazi brutallity.

This shot was taken close to the infamous railway tracks. The watchtower seen overlooks the male side of the camp. Most of the buildings on the male side were destroyed by the Nazis who tried to hide their crimes or by the Russins who burned some of the barracks to try to stop the spread of disease.

Auschwitz II - Birkenau is a strange place. I do not believe that any photos can capture the size of the camp or the feeling you get when you are there.

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