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Birkenau death camp
21-MAY-2012

Birkenau death camp

This camp, only a few kilometers from Auschwitz, was a death camp as opposed to a concentration camp, which Auschwitz was. Virtually everybody sent here was put to death in the gas chambers. There used to be just one track at Birkenau, but in 1944, with news of the huge number of Hungarian Jews to be deported there (400,000-500,000 in the course of around three months), the rail facilities were expanded.

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Mark Chambers LRPS04-Feb-2013 21:07
A classic view very taken. V
Zoltán Balogh11-Jul-2012 08:52
Beautifully composed image Helen! Very strong photograph! V
bill friedlander11-Jul-2012 00:29
Yes, a powerful image, the termination of a one way trip for thousands. V
Stephanie10-Jul-2012 20:27
This is a powerful image Helen! I'm getting chills... V