This photo-feature is my humble homage to 1.3 million people of various nationalities who were murdered in cold blood by Nazis during the World War-II Holocaust at Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Poland!
You may read a detailed account at Auschwitz – Remembering the WW-II Holocaust!
Auschwitz – A Moving Photo Essay
Arbeit Macht Frei or Work means Freedom – How much more ironic could the Nazis be?
A visitor’s homage…
Guard Tower outside the electrified fence of the camp
Caution: High Voltage
For Jews, a visit to Auschwitz is akin to a pilgrimage where they pay homage to their ancestors who were the victims of this holocaust
Incinerators and the corpse-loading trolleys in the Gas Chamber
An architect’s model of the Gas Chamber-cum-Crematorium
Used cans of Zyklon B – the killer gas – on display in the museum. It was a tragic irony that the brand name of this gas was ‘GIFTGAS’.
A heap of tangled spectacles of the prisoners
Heap of artificial limbs, plundered from the prisoners before they were brutally murdered
Prisoners were allowed to bring one suitcase to Auschwitz
A mountain of prisoners’ shoes
Warning signs everywhere!
Hell’s Gate or Gate of Death. Trains would pull in, prisoners would disembark, get sorted as ‘healthy’ and weak’, ‘weak’ would be shot or gassed immediately, while ‘healthy’ would face a slow death through over-work, exhaustion and starvation
Prisoners’ barrack in Auschwitz-II (Birkenau)
Birkenau – A Guard Tower in the distance, looming ominously over the electrical fence