14 Sept. My visit to Krakow, Poland. I was a witness though after 70+ years) to the atrocities of ONE man’s power-greed.
Hitler was democratically elected in 1933. But that was the murder of democracy and murder of his voters and the innocents.
Auschwitz camp 1. (At the end you will find the biggest death camp of the Nazi regime – Birkenau, near Auschwitz in Krakow, where gas chambers were constructed to create a death factory.
Though the tourist season is over, tens of thousands of people still visit to experience the pathos of this violence and holocaust
‘Work makes you free’, said Hitler, and forced those innocents whom he brought to this concentration camp into hard, merciless labour.
The ashes of the victims of Hitler
Even children were not spared the cruelty and violence
Models of the gas chambers, death factories
poison to kill the deported innocents
Whatever the victims carried, in the hope of living “elsewhere” cooking, and doing their own things in their “new place”
Their clothes from their homes
Remains of the victim soldiers
suitcases, they carried when they left their homes – hundreds of thousands of suitcases
victims Children’s toys
Millions of shoes
Getting ready for the day’s hard labour
That’s how they turned out to be in a few months of arrival in concentration camps
Tattooed numbers were their identities
The stripped clothes, too!
The guard post, lest the victims escape!
Scores of blocks herd the victims
Multi-decker beds on concentration camps
In the last few years, the authorities have permitted visitors to place some flowers at the shooting-place, and pray for them
the “mad doctor’s” experimenting laboratory next to the shooting place; glasses were covered with wooden panels to stop victims from knowing what’s happening to their camp-friends (death & deathly experiment)
The chimney at the gas chamber
A hole in the roof for gas to escape
Tens of thousands of headphones are not enough of tourists!
Birkenau, the second Death Camp
The entire camp was constructed by the prisoners themselves, to accommodate themselves till their death, and their tormentors till they tormented.
But this camp functioned for a short time, since by then the Allied forced defeated Hitler
There are two sets of train tracks to bring hundreds of thousands of prisoner to be gassed. Probably over a thousand acres of death fields
Probably a coach like this was used to “separate” those meriting death immediately those who can work and die later!