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.

A visit to Auschwitz is never complete without paying a visit to Birkenau.

This was the Railway of Death where many people lost their lives coming through here…

I’ve been very serious and cried quite a lot during the visit so I thought I should be a bit more cheered up. I smiled a little in the pictures but I didn’t intend to offend anyone here. I’m sorry if I did. In fact the forced smiles of mine look really ugly.

For more details and information, do visit the official website.

written by lihooi on 2011-09-17 #places #history #museum #poland #europe #location #xpro #lca #krakow #auschwitz #birkenau #art-and-culture

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