14 comments on “Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau. The infamous concentration camps 50km West of Krakow.

  1. Its hard to find words to explain how you feel looking at these images. Unbelievable, cruel, sad …yet then I would be considered sick to want to be there and feel that too. Or maybe angry that it happened in the first place and that we no longer show a real interest in history, or that we are biased to only want to understand the history within our country airbrushed to make us seem the more humane nation! I would look forward to seeing your portfolio of images and simple yet effective descriptions in a book!!!

  2. Who can fail to be moved by your photos Harvey? Not sure if summer would have lessened the impact, there is a grimness exuded by the emptiness as our minds can’t fail to try to imagine the horrors.

  3. Thank you for your comments. It was very moving to be there and I intend to return. I would have liked to have walked the entire perimeter, but as a tourist time was limited. HB

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  5. Thank you for sharing these, Harvey. Such powerful images, particulary interposed with the grim reality. Simply makes one want to weep.

  6. Wow. Incredible photos. The place still retains its horrific aura. I can only imagine what it feels like to actually walk among the ghosts there. As long as it stands, I don’t think the world can ever forget. Thanks for sharing, Harvey.

  7. Thank you all for your comments. I wasn’t sure at first about blogging them, knowing the horrors that occurred there. But I’m an avid believer that history and knowledge should be transparent, think back to the Nazi literary purge 1933, censorship at its worst.

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  9. Unimaginable horrors. I visited Sachsenhausen on the outskirts of Berlin when I was in Germany as a student, and it haunted me for a long time afterwards.

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