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This is my second posting featuring the prisoner of war camp at Auschwitz. The first post is here.

This picture was taken at the second and much larger camp at Birkenau. It was here that the majority of exterminations took place.

What can be seen here are the remains of 300 wooden barracks where those who had not been immediately killed were housed while undertaking slave labour. When the Nazis knew that the end of the war was imminent they tried to destroy as much of the evidence as possible by fire and dynamite. The barracks were burned and all that stands today are the foundations and brick built chimneys.

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