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Photo: The territory of the concentration camp was surrounded by electric barbed wire, © Lance Griffin
The prisoners were brought here in freight cars from all over Europe. Sick and old people were burnt in furnaces first. Men and women with children were settled separately in different barracks. All of them laboured hard as long as they could - then they fell down in a dead faint and they were sent to gas chambers.
Photo: Barraks in Auschwitz–Birkenau
Photo: Barracks where prisoners lived, © iamfisheye | Flickr
Photo: A room in the death block, © Ramocchia | Flickr
During the war about 1,400,000 million people were killed in Auschwitz
How to do?
Photo: Auschwitz II–Birkenau was the biggest concentration camp in Poland, © Meaningful Travels
2. The Museum visit is free, but you have to send an application via a form on the official web-site. To get familiar with the history of the concentration camp, book a guided excursion (in English or Polish) - 3,5-hour tour around Auschwitz II–Birkenau and Auschwitz I. Blocks 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, rooms of Sonderkommando, barracks where prisoners lived and memorial place in memory of the Holocaust victims.
Photo: Behind the glass, the shoes of the dead collected, which was left before the gas chamber
Photo: Memorial to the victims of Holocaust in Auschwitz
Where to do?
Concentration camp in Poland was built up by German Nazis during World War II.2
Official website: http://auschwitz.org/en/
When to do?
Days off: January, 1, December, 25, Easter.