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Hell's Gateway

By SteveMoulding    
These will be the last three images from the series of Auschwitz/Birkenau. Many thanks for all the comments on my previous uploads. I hope you have found them interesting and thought provoking. I hope I haven't upset anybody by showing these, this was not my intension and I know, that they would not be to many peoples liking.

V1. The infamous tower that stands at the entrance of Birkenau where the crammed trains passed through.
V2. The main street lined by the brick built Dormatories at Auschwitz.
V3. The Chambers where so many ceased to exist.

Many thanks and have a great weekend,
Best wishes,

Tags: Photo journalism Architecture Auschwitz Birkenau Black and white Landscape and travel

Voters: andylea, mondmagu, barbarahirst and 55 more

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andylea 11 37 1 United Kingdom
28 May 2011 4:34PM
v1 for me today a very powerful image in deed top work Wink

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mondmagu 10 75 Ireland
28 May 2011 4:37PM
Three well treated shots of an eerie and evil place.

barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
28 May 2011 4:40PM
I must admit when I was there in the 70's it really shocked me .
These image still do.
My Polish roots feel the anguish even now.
V2 is the most moving for me
Tho' at first V1 looked like a ghost was walking there to me
JustDucky 9 8 Canada
28 May 2011 4:41PM
impressive set, Love all've captured the essence wellSmile
gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
28 May 2011 4:43PM
I think with this series you have told a story that is not a happy one for any of us particularly the unfortunate men woman and children that were taken to and never return from this hell on earth and for their families that survived.

I for for one have enjoyed being shown the place and pray to god that no one will ever have to suffer this treatment again.

Regards. - gary
28 May 2011 4:43PM
I can never decide if these places should be knocked down or left as a reminder of the horrors man can inflict.
Again you've captured the cold haunting look of the place in these images superbly Steve.
morpheus1955 13 3 2 United Kingdom
28 May 2011 5:08PM
A powerful and thought provoking set of images and a reminder of something that must never be allowed to happen again. This series has been captured with sensitivity and compassion, no one can fail to be moved by them.

28 May 2011 5:19PM
A very sombre series but highlighting a passage of history that should never be repeated.

helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
28 May 2011 5:23PM
There are those who would like to re-write history and miss out the horrors - for them I would leave the buildings - generations will come where no-one remembers otherwise.
3 more very powerful images - silence again permeating the whole place. Those gates are almost magnetic - I feel drawn to them and beyond.
Wonderful work, sensitively handled and with a powerful message
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
28 May 2011 5:33PM
A very sad story, thanks for sharing!

Ps-- this weekend we celebrate Memorial Day--- commemorating our war casualties--A good friend of ours was a transulator who officiated at the surrender of Birkenau--- brought tears to himself and others when he told us about it.....
brownbear 10 2 England
28 May 2011 5:35PM
Superb shot, the atmosphere of evil and despair the unfortunate inmates must have felt, is almost tangible. Leave it standing, so no one can forget what happened there, or deny it happened.
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
28 May 2011 5:46PM
V2 looks a bit sinister but its been a great series even tho a little sadness looms
dmhuynh72 12 44 3 United Kingdom
28 May 2011 5:49PM
I am surprised the building are in such good condition, first class capture and processing, and very powerful images I especially like v1 and v2.
have a good weekend
cassiecat 11 39 46 England
28 May 2011 7:00PM
v3 has captured the feel the best for me, my fav image for its processing is v2. they all tell the story and well put together.lesley
DaveMead 10 23 14 United Kingdom
28 May 2011 8:39PM
If people like yourself keep telling the story, it might just stop it happening again. This has been a fine series of images.
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
28 May 2011 10:16PM
Somber, grusome and very emotive images... We should never forget. Thank you for sharing...
Daisymaye 11 23 16 Canada
28 May 2011 10:36PM
A great set of this terrible place, still has an eerie feel to it. I'm sure if there's any ghosts in the world there would be some there.............Sandy
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
28 May 2011 11:52PM
It must have been an extraordinarily moving and painful experience visiting this sight and imagining the horrors that were perpetrated there: your B and W treatment of these shots seems so appropriate, each so well captured. Just wish mankind would learn from the mistakes of the past, but it seems a forlorn hope.
goso 13 2 1 Australia
29 May 2011 2:37AM
A great series Steve; well done indeed ...Bill
fentiger 18 920 24 England
29 May 2011 7:36AM
An excellent set of evocative images with No. 2 being outstanding.

lianna 10 13 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 10:28AM
three very powerful images!! full of emotion! excellent x x x
Herge88 Plus
13 40 6 England
29 May 2011 4:24PM
I have found this series both intriguing and thought provoking, it is my intention to visit myself possibly next year, excellent work.

Best Matt
29 May 2011 6:51PM
Three excellent images, very emotive, works well in mono.
29 May 2011 7:38PM
Three super images Steve

29 May 2011 9:30PM
Three great images Steve.So powerful..Lin
Phil1958 11 272 4 Wales
30 May 2011 12:59AM
3 gritty images that really tell a story - all 3 are my favourite
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
30 May 2011 6:25PM
A very thought provoking set of images Steve
hary60 11 2 United Kingdom
30 May 2011 11:19PM
Three stunning images as soon as I saw the thmb nail I new it was entance at Birkenau
have been there twice and to Poland three times as my wifes family are Polish


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