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Auschwitz-Birkenau – January 27, 2015. 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Nazi Germany's Concentration and Extermination Camp

Click on photographs for a superior image (Nikon F 2 and Fuji Film taken in 1992) Approaching Auschwitz on the Ferry in 1992 Winter sunset at Auschwitz 1992 Crematorium remains at Birkenau  1992 Zyklon B crystals Majdanek Camp Museum 1992 Detail at the Children's Memorial at the Jewish Cemetery, Warsaw Unkempt Jewish Cemetery at Lesko, south-east Poland The compression of time into an instant image. Birkenau - the 'Little Wood' [Behind the main Birkenau camp there were two more crematoria, Krems IV and V.  They were considerably smaller than II, and III but were still of sufficient size to kill many people each day.  The area was cordoned off with barbed wire. Branches of leaves were woven thickly into the wire to deaden noises and shield the crematoria and gas chambers from view. The first view is of the path leading to Krematorium V that began operations on April 4, 1943. It had a cremation capacity of 768 corpses in a 24-hour p