09 August 2008

freedom of choice

Auschwitz II - Birkenau / Auschwitz, Poland
Approaching the Birkenau concentration camp, the most horrific of the three death camps located in Auschwitz, the division of the tracks perhaps conveys an element of choice. Sadly, any choice these innocent men, women and children had was removed long before they arrived here - their lives forever taken away. It is said that at least 960,000 Jews, 75,000 Poles, and some 19,000 gypsies were systematically exterminated at Birkenau.

1 comment:

Stephen Phillips said...

A beautifully seen capture of this horrific place. Thank you for the narrative and the reminder.