Saturday, July 3, 2010

Schindler's List

These images were taken at the Auschwitz and Birkenau (Auschwitz II) concentration camps (except for the last two, which were taken in Krakow while we were hunting for the site of Oscar Schindler's factory).

Electrified barbed wire fence enclosing the concentration camps.

The infamous 'Death Wall' at Auschwitz, where prisoners were shot. These were used in special circumstances where the prisoners needed to be killed immediately, and the SS didn't have time or didn't want to wait for them to be sent in to the gas chambers.

Prisoner barracks at Birkenau (the actual site of the extermination chambers). The buildings were converted from stables designed to house 52 horses into barracks that would house hundreds, and at times, thousands of Jews.

Latrines for the prisoners to use. To further add to the cruelty, there were far fewer latrines than prisoners, and only twice a day for 10 minutes were prisoners given a chance to fight over the use of these.

The real Oscar Schindler's factory.

1 comment:

  1. crazy! i went to see Dachau in Germany and it's a bit smaller than Auschwitz, but same similar beds and chambers and that weird vibe inside. It's making me feel uncomfortable just thinking about it.