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The Auschwitz museum

Discussion in 'Concentration, Death Camps and Crimes Against Huma' started by Skipper, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    While visitng southern Poland I made a stop at the Auschwitz museum and wanted to share the following pictures with you.:


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    Entrance to the camp with the famous sign. Note the rails have been removed.


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    Watch tower near the entrance


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  2. Owen

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    what rails?
    Auschwitz 1 was an ex-cavalry barracks, why would they have rails?
     
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    My mistake: the rails were at Birkenau . Unfortunately I did not have time to visit that second place due to lack of time
     
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    More from camp 1
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    Thank you for sharing the photos Skipper!
     
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    You're welcome, here are some more.


    This is where Rudolph Höss was hanged in 1947

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    Thanks for sharing, Skip.
    Would love to visit, but not sure I wouldn't be a basket case afterwards.
     
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    Thank you for sharing we visited as part of an Anne Frank and Oscar Schindler tour we did with a tour company a number of years ago. I was going to say the pictures brought back memories of our visit but of course you do not forget. You have capture the essence of the camp brilliantly.

    Always a personal choice to go or not to go but we have no regrets following the story of how the final solution was born and put in to practice with good background on those involved.
     
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    My feelings exactly.
     
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    More views for you .


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    The orchestra building with a now and then


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    It all looks so peaceful now that it is hard to imagine the atrocities that went on there. I get chills just thinking about it, so I can't imagine what it must be like to be there in person. My sister visited Theresienstadt and sent me pictures from there. So sad to see. Thanks for the pictures.
     
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    That's exactly the feeling I have. Everything looks so asepticized it's also too much. see the orchestra building for example. It used to be wood only, now it's concentre .
     
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    Some of the shoes, winter shoes, Summer shoes , all sizes, ........ Quite a dramatic sight. The victims were sometimes givne apiece of rope to tie the shoes together, but most shoes are mixed now.




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    I can't imagine the feeling standing there. Must be overwhelming.
     
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    Yes, the same goes for the glasses

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    A very moving reprsentation of death. This shows original uniforms and pictures of the some of the vicims.

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