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Birkenau

By Delg999
Hi.

This is the view from the tower above the railway entrance to Birkenau.

On the left are some of the brick buildings that were not destroyed prior to the Russians liberating the camp. On the right the only remains of the the wooden buildings is the chimney stacks.

In the center the tracks split into three. This is where the inmates were off loaded from the crammed trains which had travelled from all over occupied Europe.

f6.3, 1/60sec, ISO 125, Focal Length 20mm

Comments welcome

Del

Tags: Auschwitz Birkenau Landscape and travel Death camps

Voters: Bob_V, Anjantoo, Douglas_George and 5 more


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Anjantoo 12 7 1 England
25 Apr 2008 10:10PM
A very emotive photograph, a very simple photograph but your explanation tells the story so well. The simple black border adds to the effect.

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25 Apr 2008 10:36PM
Nice image, well captured.

Dougie.
MissPea 13 8 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2008 10:51PM
makes you think - which is a good thing.
Julia
danbrann 15 640 17
3 May 2008 11:33AM
A good narrative and a picture which tells the story.

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