Tag: birkenau

  • The Horror of Auschwitz

    written by frankiko on 2010-11-15 in #world #locations
    The Horror of Auschwitz

    Having traveled to one of the locations most associated with the Holocaust, Auschwitz-Birkenau (Oświęcim), I realize that there is simply no picture, nor words, that can fully describe the experience. I spent an afternoon exploring Auschwitz I and II and was just deeply moved by the things that I saw and the stories that I heard - a truly eye opening experience to one of history's most harrowing chapters.

  • Auschwitz Concentration Camp II - Birkenau

    written by lihooi on 2011-09-17 in #world #locations
    Auschwitz Concentration Camp II - Birkenau

    As mentioned in the previous article about Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II - Birkenau is also a former concentration camp near Krakow, Poland. The construction of Birkenau was to accommodate the huge number of prisoners in Auschwitz I. The capacity of Birkenau was far larger than that of Auschwitz I.