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Auschwitz Photos
dbudd
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2012 - 01:17 PM UTC




I was at Auschwitz/Birkenau a few weeks ago and have posted most of the pictures (there are still a few more to come) at the site below.

http://public.fotki.com/dbudd/
blaster76
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2012 - 05:39 AM UTC
I have been to Dachau just north of Munich . It was a baby compared to Auschwitz, but you still get a strong sense of horror when you see it. The Germans have claened it up real nice, all the barracks are down and the spots marked by rock gardens. They still had the ovens intact and I think the gas chambers. I was disapointed not to see any pictures of them in your slideshow. Are they gone?
AFVFan
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2012 - 03:47 PM UTC
No, parts of them are still there. A very good article, along with pictures of them can be found here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auschwitz_concentration_camp

We visited Dachau in 1964. The camp had been cleaned up, but the "beautification" process hadn't progressed too far. I've seen pics of what the camp currently looks like and it's a far cry from the rawness of what I remember. I wish I knew what happened to the pictures my dad took of it back then.