Today in WW2 history 1/25/40 - Oswiecim or Auschwitz Poland was chosen as a concentration camp site.

Today in WW2 history 1/25/40 - Oswiecim or Auschwitz Poland was chosen as a concentration camp site.

Biirkenau, o fim da linha

Biirkenau, o fim da linha

Infographic: Auschwitz by the Numbers.  Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Infographic: Auschwitz by the Numbers. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz-Birkenau

Inside an Auschwitz gas chamber

Inside an Auschwitz gas chamber

Auschwitz. They had to sleep here.  Crammed in so tightly that if one needed to turn over, they all had to turn.

Auschwitz. They had to sleep here. Crammed in so tightly that if one needed to turn over, they all had to turn.

Haunting, Auschwich, never to forget. If you ever want to get me going, just say that this was all a hoax.

Haunting, Auschwich, never to forget. If you ever want to get me going, just say that this was all a hoax.

Visiting Auschwitz · Kenton de Jong Travel - Auschwitz http://kentondejong.com/blog/auschwitz

Visiting Auschwitz · Kenton de Jong Travel - Auschwitz http://kentondejong.com/blog/auschwitz

The horrible gas chambers at Auschwitz. Used for the first time in 1941. It fit 700 people and took 2 days to burn the bodies..this wasn't fast enough, so they built another camp, Birkenau (Auschwitz II) that can handle 4000 at a time.

The horrible gas chambers at Auschwitz. Used for the first time in 1941. It fit 700 people and took 2 days to burn the bodies..this wasn't fast enough, so they built another camp, Birkenau (Auschwitz II) that can handle 4000 at a time.

Block 5. Spectacles that belonged to Jews deported to Auschwitz for extermination.

Block 5. Spectacles that belonged to Jews deported to Auschwitz for extermination.

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