The main gate of the Birkenau camp.

The main gate of the Birkenau camp.

Infographic: Auschwitz by the Numbers.  Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Infographic: Auschwitz remembered - National

Infographic: Auschwitz by the Numbers. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

Haunting, Auschwich, never to forget. If you ever want to get me going, just say that this was all a hoax.

Haunting, Auschwich, never to forget. If you ever want to get me going, just say that this was all a hoax.

Auschwitz. They had to sleep here.  Crammed in so tightly that if one needed to turn over, they all had to turn.

Auschwitz. They had to sleep here. Crammed in so tightly that if one needed to turn over, they all had to turn.

Today in WW2 history 1/25/40 - Oswiecim or Auschwitz Poland was chosen as a concentration camp site.

Today in WW2 history 1/25/40 - Oswiecim or Auschwitz Poland was chosen as a concentration camp site.

The horrible gas chambers at Auschwitz. Used for the first time in 1941. It fit 700 people and took 2 days to burn the bodies..this wasn't fast enough, so they built another camp, Birkenau (Auschwitz II) that can handle 4000 at a time.

The horrible gas chambers at Auschwitz. Used for the first time in 1941. It fit 700 people and took 2 days to burn the bodies..this wasn't fast enough, so they built another camp, Birkenau (Auschwitz II) that can handle 4000 at a time.

Block 5. Spectacles that belonged to Jews deported to Auschwitz for extermination.

Block 5. Spectacles that belonged to Jews deported to Auschwitz for extermination.

I have wanted to do this for so long! #bucketlist

I have wanted to do this for so long! #bucketlist

Auschwitz. Nothing said, no estimation offered, no measure of remorse can ever relay the horror that was birthed, nurtured, and sustained without conscience.

Auschwitz. Nothing said, no estimation offered, no measure of remorse can ever relay the horror that was birthed, nurtured, and sustained without conscience.

Auschwitz, Poland, 1945, A pile of human bones, after the liberation.

Auschwitz, Poland, 1945, A pile of human bones, after the liberation.

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