Auschwitz: the largest mass murder site in human history
|Picture of a young woman in Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Poland.|
Tourist watching the Judenrampe and original cattle box car used to bring Jews to the gas chambers at Birkenau.
|Personal items of victims of Nazi death camp in Auschwitz.|
|Auschwitz was considered a comfortable posting by many SS members, due to its many amenities and the abundance of slave labor.|
In mid-1944, about 130,000 prisoners were present in Auschwitz when the SS started to move about half of them to other concentration camps.
|Human hair in display case at Auschwitz.During liberation Soviet Army found about 7,000 kilograms of human hair, packed in paper bags, when they liberated the camp.|
|Woman shoes in display case at Auschwitz.|
|German doctors performed a wide variety of experiments on prisoners at Auschwitz. (In)famous BAYER company,then a subsidiary of IG Farben, bought prisoners to use as "research material" for testing new drugs.Enjoy your aspirine C...|
|"Arbeit Macht Frei" - the expression comes from the title of a novel by German philologist Lorenz Diefenbach Arbeit macht frei: Erzählung von Lorenz Diefenbach (1873), in which gamblers and fraudsters find the path to virtue through labour.|
"The chimneys spewed fire… the smell of burning human flesh was unbelievable": Auschwitz survivors recalls horrors of the Nazi death camp in Auschwitz in their memoirs and interviews.
|In the decades since its liberation, Auschwitz has become a primary symbol of the Holocaust.|