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Auschwitz Camp "Facilities"

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  • Auschwitz barbed-wire fences (postwar photo)
  • View of the entrance to the main camp of Auschwitz (Auschwitz I), bearing the motto “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work makes one free)
  • View of the kitchen barracks, the electrified fence, and the gate at the main camp of Auschwitz (Auschwitz I).
  • Interior of a stable baracks in Auschwitz
  • Fence around the baracks in the main camp of Auschwitz
  • Entrance to main Auschwitz camp bears the motto “Arbeit Macht Frei”
  • Warning sign for prisoners at Auschwitz
  • Barbed wire fences were one of the means of controlling prisoners at Auschwitz
  • Barbed wire fences were one of the means of controlling prisoners at Auschwitz
  • Prison blocks at Auschwitz
  • The execution wall at Auschwitz today
  • Isolation cells at Auschwitz
  • To intimidate prisoners, the SS conducted public hangings here. The largest such execution was carried out on July 19, 1943, when 12 Poles suspected of helping three other prisoners escape were hanged together. After the war, the gallows were reconstructed.
  • The building housing the crematoria at Auschwitz
  • Ovens in the crematorium at Auschwitz
  • Ovens in the crematorium at Auschwitz
  • The furnaces of Krema II in Auschwitz
  • View of the electrified wire fence and barracks in January 1945

 

 


Sources:
Shoah - The Holocaust; United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Mitchell Bard; Beate Klarsfeld Foundation