Auschwitz-Birkenau I by Rachael Lynch
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Remains of the Birkenau Concentration Camp, partly destroyed by the Nazis to cover up the horrors of what was done there. Birkenau was the last stop on a purpose built reailway line to transport jews and other people targeted by the Nazis to be housed and executed here. This was my first visit to the camp but I would like to go back one day when my son is older so he can appreciate how lucky he is to live in safety and comfort.

Taken with Canon 450D & 18 – 55mm IS Lens

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auschwitz, birkenau, competition, ftsbuildings, hollocaust, poland

Comments

  • martin venit
    martin venitover 6 years ago

    As a Jew, all of this is still incomprehensible, and even more so after reading the book " Hitler’s Willing Executioners". As a lace like this should be captured, there is torment and tears from God every where in this art. Superb.

  • martin venit
    martin venitover 6 years ago

    As a Jew, all of this is still incomprehensible, and even more so after reading the book " Hitler’s Willing Executioners". As a place like this should be captured, there is torment and tears from God every where in this art. Superb.

  • Thank you so much for your comment Martin, it was a very strange feeling to photograph a place of such importance and emotive on every level. It surprised me to find beauty there, like a fox who is hiding in this image who reminded me that it was a place of life and survival as well as a place of death and tragedy

    – Rachael Lynch

  • madison07
    madison07about 6 years ago

    This is the sadest thing ever…i can’t believe something so horrible was aloud to go on for so long…Excellent picture…

  • Thanks Madison, it was a very eerie sight

    – Rachael Lynch

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelover 5 years ago

    This photograph has a very chilling and upsetting effect on me, especially that powerful image across the bottom. This is sad but necessary photography.

  • Thanks Cora, it was a very strange experience and I was not exactly comfortable taking pictures but somehow I felt it would be worse not to acknowledge what I saw and felt there

    – Rachael Lynch

  • karenuk1969
    karenuk1969over 5 years ago

    So bleak & sad. Powerful image.

  • Thank you Karen, its a very powerful place even after so many years

    – Rachael Lynch

  • Veikko  Suikkanen
    Veikko Suikkanenover 5 years ago

    Affecting image!

  • Thank you, its a very emotive place to visit

    – Rachael Lynch

  • dimsim
    dimsimover 5 years ago

    cold, lonely and bleak … good representation … nicer than when it was cold, crowded and bleak. :\

  • Thanks Simon, and thanks for adding so many to your favourites

    – Rachael Lynch

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