Inside the barracks there were rows of three level bunk beds. It was rotting in the summer, and freezing in the winter. In order to meet some health requirements, the nazis had to erect heating systems in the barracks. This they did, and the design for heating was incredibly efficient, using little coal and sufficiently heating the area. The only problem - the prisoners never got any coal to actually burn in there.
It's not right in the centre of town, like the smaller Auschwitz I camp, yet it's probably [to my mind] the more worth visiting, for it's sheer size, and the incredible atmosphere... it's chilling.
adjoining the synagoue, there is a Jewish Cultural/Educational centre in the former house of a Jewish merchant
The men and women were kept on two separately fenced sides of the camp. The men's barracks were the wooden stables shown above, while the women were in brick ones. Here is one on the inside.
These barracks were actually horse stables that were taken apart and brought here to house the prisoners.
The Oswiecim castle is located on the bank of Sola River. Its history dates back to 12th century, but it was rebuild and reconstructed at the beginning of 20th century.