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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