Last week some of you may know that I visited Krakow, Poland. Whilst I was there we took a day trip to visit two parts of the former concentration camp: Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau. From the spring of 1942 Auschwitz became the largest site for the murder of Jews brought here under the Nazi plan for their extermination. More than 1,100,000 men, women, and children lost their lives here.
As you can probably guess, it was a really moving and emotional visit – but as the quote seen on the wall entering Block 4 Extermination states “The one who does not remember history is bound to live through it again – George Santayana”
I wanted to share a few of the photos I took whilst there, so you can try to experience what I saw, and what those innocent people saw before their lives were taken.
The end of the line