The Birkenau camp (Auschwitz II-Birkenau) was set up at the end of 1941 to ease congestion at the main Auschwitz concentration camp. It consisted of a large number of barracks, set up in rows and spread over a very large area. It was designed to hold several categories of prisoners and to function as an extermination camp.

01 Main entrance and railtracks 02 Main entrance and railtracks 03 Railtrack through main entrance 04 Bunk beds in wooden barracks 05 Bunk beds in wooden barracks
06 Wooden barracks 07 Wooden barracks 08 Wooden barracks 09 Main entrance
10 Electrified barbed wire fence 11 Medical barracks 12 Gas chamber ruins
13 Ruins of the gas chamber 14 Ruins of the gas chamber 15 Wooden guard tower 16 Commemorative plaque in Hebrew
17 Commemorative plaque in French 18 Memorial 19 Tourists in front of memorial 20 Memorial square 21 Memorial
22 Memorial 23 Memorial square 24 Ruins of the crematorium 25 Ruins of the crematorium
26 Ruins of the crematorium 27 Ruins of the crematorium 28 Medical barracks
29 Medical barracks 30 Main entrance and railtracks
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