Saturday, 21 January 2012

Auschwitz 1: The drunk on the beer barrel

I spotted two doors in the Auschwitz 1 camp which had these figurines above them, they look like a drunk sitting on a beer barrel, their right-hands clasped as if they were originally holding the handle of a stein of beer. 

This picture is of the SS hospital/restaurant block, on the right you can just see the gas chamber/crematorium.

I'm not 100% certain, but this is surely another door to the same block


  1. It is a smart thing to do. Wash the blood of the Jews away with a beer.......(try to blind yourself from what you are a part of). Guilt is a strange bedfellow it will grab you by the balls in the middle of the night when you are trying to (sleep it off) and keep you awake to face another day with the guilt.

  2. So was this a pub? Or the store canteen?
    Concentration Camp Money
    'Lagergeld' used to Pay Prisoners for Their Work

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    2. I was going to read into this site
      as its a mentioned source on The Greatest Story Never Told.
      - A sneak peek is nice though.