The Size of Auschwitz

I consider myself pretty knowledgeable on WWII history and was well prepared for my visit to Auschwitz. Even knowing that the camp was very large, I was still overwhelmed at the size of the camp.


These photographs are from Auschwitz II. The second of three camps that was built because the first camp was too small. It was divided into ten sections separated by electrified barbed-wire fences to house 100,000 inmates.

tower
guard tower

the railroad inside looking out.  

entrance
Capturing the space

housing

destroyed chamber
remnants of the destroyed gas chambers

outhouse
Image this as being your only source of taking a shit. 

towers and buildings

Auschwitz entrance
outside looking in