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Old Posted Jun 28, 2009, 1:08 PM
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Auschwitz-Birkenau

I visited Auschwitz-Birkenau and this are the pics i have taken.


































































The estimated number of murdered people in Auschwitz-Birkenau is 1.1mio. To get an idea of how much it is i made the following picture.
Every pixel stands for one person. Every line stands for 100 people. The first lines i have drawn standing for 1.000 people.
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Old Posted Jun 28, 2009, 1:25 PM
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Great thread, very thought provoking and well presented.
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The most depressing place I've ever visited, but without a doubt a place everybody should see.
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Great shots of a terrible place.
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Fantastic pictures of a horrible place. Thanks for showing us.
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just curious, what is the actual town like?

How do you tell someone you grew up in Auschwitz? Seems like a horrible stigma for a place to have.
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Stunning shots. The thought of those train tracks and how they delivered hundreds of thousands to a fate they couldn't even imagine makes me sick inside. How a civilized society could fall so deeply into depravity is frightening beyond belief.
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Kudos to a great thread. Some really great use of depth-of-field and capturing of light.
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Incredible photos! Thanks!
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Good! This is a lesson for the future generations to come, WE WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT HAPPENED and changed the history forever!
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Interesting pics. But I have to ask, how do you get there? I mean, are there many tourists who visit the area? I didn't see any people in your photos, so I assume it's pretty deserted?
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Excellent photos of an incredibly sombering place.
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Auschwitz is the German name. The town is in fact called Oświęcim, a name that either no one knows or can pronounce. It's a typical small town in southern Poland... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O%C5%9Bwi%C4%99cim


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just curious, what is the actual town like?

How do you tell someone you grew up in Auschwitz? Seems like a horrible stigma for a place to have.
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Old Posted Jul 8, 2009, 10:48 AM
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Been there, seen the roughness. Great pics.

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Interesting pics. But I have to ask, how do you get there? I mean, are there many tourists who visit the area? I didn't see any people in your photos, so I assume it's pretty deserted?
It's anything but deserted, around one million people visit the place annually. It's nowadays actually a Polish state museum (and, of course, a UNESCO World heritage site).
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