Following a visit to Auschwitz and Birkenau Concentration Camps, Poland, in August 2011. I felt a need to put together a record in photographic images of my sense of the place, as a personal mark of respect to all those who endured the horror and dehumanising experience of Hitler's Death Camps.
The Text which accompanies the images is taken from the book 'ELLI - Coming of Age in The Holocaust' By Livia E. Bitton Jackson.
It a wonderful and moving account of the author's personal experience in Auschwitz and other camps, when she was only thirteen years of age. It recounts in clear and powerful language the horror and brutality endured by Elli, her family and countless thousands of others at the Hands of the Nazi SS.
Electrified Barbed Wire Fence at Birkenau Concentration and Extermination Camp