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Not really an explore but for me,probably thee worst example of what man actually did to fellow man.How some people can deny what happened here is beyond me.I first visited a concentration camp in 1980 called Belsen..I have never forgotten the pictures of the unfortunates photographed after it`s liberation.

Where do I begin?

Main Gate I guess.....







The Camp Commander was hanged here in full view of his house over in the trees




We strayed away from the tourist trail..tell me this isnt what it looks like?I asked about it,and was told it was a fire pit...with diving platforms?


Dreadful place of execution



We are now a few miles down the road at Birkenau...had enough already


Demolished Cremators




Not much remains of the barrack blocks..the Germans did a good job of covering their tracks as the Red Army advanced



Everyone knows this view



Can you imagine using toilets like these?


That was and is one hell of a monument indeed,a World Heritage Site and rightly so.

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Thankyou for posting this report....very well versed and outstanding photos also...such an austere place..makes me shiver reading it,,yet facinates me also..just how? and why? could another human do this to another are my questions...both unanswerable to any normal personj...thanks again..very sobering agreed :sad2:

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Really great shots of a location with such a tragic past and more so in the snow :|

Nothing i can say other than walking around here with the thoughts of what was leaves little to words .

Quality Klemps all about documenting the past regardless of how dark it can be some times :beer:

Great shots :thumb

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Sends shivers down my spin look at these, but if we don't document it people will never be educated, i agree the snow does make it some how more saddening. thank for the photos.

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Lest we never forget the people that suffered and died for our freedom, it's a very emotional and thought provoking site, one that I plan to visit one day in the future, I think it's important that its preserved for the future from a historical point of view and used to educate others about Hitler, his evil regime of mass geneside so that history can never be allowed to repeat itself again.

Klempner, thank you for posting this, your pics are amazing, bet it was one hell of a traumatic day, thank you for sharing your experience with us


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Fantastic pics, a sad part of our history, and something we should never forget to insure it never happens again. Well done :)

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Great photographs, really capture the mood and makes you think what it must have been like to be imprisoned in that terrible place

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You've caught the feel of these awful camps well, your pictures are beautiful yet a stark reminder of the dark side of humanity. I nearly went to Treblinka when I was in Warsaw last year but didn't get time. Thanks for sharing this :thumb

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