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    Birkenau - men's barracks 2

    by katmag Written Nov 13, 2002

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    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.

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    Death Camp Museum Birkenau/Auschwitz II

    by Khrystene Written Aug 22, 2004
    Death is everywhere here...

    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.

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    Jewish Cultural Center

    by sphynxxs Written Mar 21, 2004
    Jewish Center in Oswiecim

    adjoining the synagoue, there is a Jewish Cultural/Educational centre in the former house of a Jewish merchant

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    Birkenau - women's barracks

    by katmag Updated Nov 14, 2002

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    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.

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    Birkenau - men's barracks

    by katmag Written Nov 13, 2002

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    These barracks were actually horse stables that were taken apart and brought here to house the prisoners.

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    Oswiecim castle

    by matcrazy1 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Oswiecim Castle and Sola river,

    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.

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