University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


Auschwitz-Birkenau: Photo Slide Show

Views of the Auschwitz State Museum, former Death Camp built by Nazi Germany on the territory of Poland, Upper Silesia which became the center of mass killing during the Holocaust. Photos were taken in June 2007 and show the camp from entry in the rear, rather than through the infamous SS Entry gate to the camp. The Auschwitz State Museum has gone through many changes marking sites in the camp better to understand the complexity of the victimization of Jews and others. Auschwitz has become a center for international conferences of scholars, politicians dealing with new problems of multi-culturalism and intolerance, and ethicists examing the salient issues that made Germany, a country rich in culture and science, turn to mass murder during 1933-1945.

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