The gas chamber. People were packed together and the door securely locked.
The total area of Birkenau was 1 750 da. 300 buildings including barracks, gas chambers and crematoriums.
Most of the barracks were made of timber. After the war many Polish people who had lost their homes, took the timber to build new houses.
The famous "cattle wagon". It was here the prisoners came in to Birkenau. At this spot the prisoners were divided into two groups; the ones who could work were sent to the barracks. The other group were sent to the gas chambers directly.
The crowd of people are listening to the survived prisoner who is on a visit.
Each country who had people sent to Auschwitz/Birkenau has got a memorial plate.
The Norwegian Memorial Palte.
Just before the war ended, the nazis decided to blow up the gas chambers and crematoriums. Unfortunately for them, the buildings were well built.
A women's barrack.
Sleeping conditions in the women's barracks
Fence at the entrance of Birkenau.