Auschwitz-Birkenau

On our way home from Lithuania, we stopped off in Poland to visit the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. It seems that in our travels we are often coming in touch with genocide, and this trip was no different. ( And, true to form, on our upcoming trip to Lithuania in May 2016 we will have a stopover in Germany, where we will be visiting the concentration camp of Dachau). Words cannot really explain the depth of emotions that one feels while walking through the Auschwitz-Birkenau camps, and, even now, months later, we are both still processing what we saw.

Front gates of Auschwitz

Front gates of Auschwitz

Auschwitz

Auschwitz

Auschwitz

Auschwitz

Auschwitz

Auschwitz

Gates of death, Auschwitz-Birkenau

Gates of death, Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz-Birkenau

End of the tracks, Auschwitz-Birkenau. The gas chambers were located directly in front of Christy.

End of the tracks, Auschwitz-Birkenau. The gas chambers were located directly in front of Christy.

Where the ashes of over 1 million people were dumped, Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Where the ashes of over 1 million people were dumped, Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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