The outside of the gas chamber at Auschwitz. The small protrusions on
the hill are the vents where the pellets of poison gas were dropped onto
the victims below. I toured inside the chamber as well. The furnaces are
The main building at Birkenau. Some might recognize the building from
the famous scene in Schindler's List. This picture is taken from
inside the camp, where the arrivals were first sorted into those who
could work and those would die first.
The Holocaust Memorial at Birkenau.
The Church of the Virgin Mary in Krakow's main square. I spent the
following day (the 23rd) touring the city, wandering the streets.
The end of the line - the end of the rail spur in Birkenau. In the far
distance you can see the main building. The camp is enormous - up to
90,000 prisoners were kept here at one time.
To celebrate the 750th anniversary of the city there were performances
on the main square, although this particular event (traditional Polish
songs and dances) is a regular one each year.