Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Auschwitz 2: Central Sauna

"In order to make prisoner conspicuous and the prevent escape, all their hair was cut off."
Nothing to do with preventing the spread of typhus then? 

The plaque by this cart reads:
The ashes of the people who had been murdered in the camp were dumped in ponds and rivers, and strewn on fields, as fertilizer. This cart was recovered from a pond near Crematorium IV. The pond was one of the many places in Birkenau with the ashes of people who had been murdered and whose bodies had been burned.

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