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Last Updated: Wednesday January 26 2005 18:36 GMT

Auschwitz in pictures

Inside the Auschwitz I concentration camp.
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Inside the Auschwitz I concentration camp.
One of the many buildings used to hold prisoners at Auschwitz I.
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One of the many buildings used to hold prisoners at Auschwitz I.
The tall electric fences surrounding Auschwitz I.
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The tall electric fences surrounding Auschwitz I.
The train track that led directly into Auschwitz II or Birkenau, that carried 2.2 million people to their deaths, including 1.5 million Jews.
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The train track that led directly into Auschwitz II or Birkenau, that carried 2.2 million people to their deaths, including 1.5 million Jews.
The watch towers and perimeter fence surrounding Birkenau, the largest of all the Nazi extermination camps.
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The watch towers and perimeter fence surrounding Birkenau, the largest of all the Nazi extermination camps.
The toilet block at Birkenau where hundreds of prisoners were forced through in limited time and with no privacy.
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The toilet block at Birkenau where hundreds of prisoners were forced through in limited time and with no privacy.
The many, many wooden barracks built by the Nazis to hold prisoners at Birkenau.
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The many, many wooden barracks built by the Nazis to hold prisoners at Birkenau.
Inside the barracks, the three-tiered bunks where thousands of prisoners were packed in.
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Inside the barracks, the three-tiered bunks where thousands of prisoners were packed in.
The cold and dark interior of the barracks where many died from diseases that spread rapidly in the overcrowded and unhygienic conditions.
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The cold and dark interior of the barracks where many people died from diseases that spread rapidly in the overcrowded and unhygienic conditions.
A guardhouse at Birkenau surrounded by the birch trees which gave the camp its name.
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A guardhouse at Birkenau surrounded by the birch trees which gave the camp its name.


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