Entire worlds

Auschwitz II (Birkenau), Oświęcim

“Whoever destroys a soul,
it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world.
And whoever saves a life,
it is considered as if he saved an entire world.”

– Jerusalem Talmud, Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:9

Industrialized mass murder

Auschwitz-Birkenau, Oświęcim

An emotionally stunning and disturbing place that one has to see once in a lifetime. When Nazi Germany occupied Poland they started to use an old army site close to the town of Oświęcim, Poland as a concentration camp and work camp – at first for Polish opposition members. Forced labour especially for the German company I.G. Farben was one of the main goals, even when the first Jews arrived.

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