Watchtower at Birkenau Concentration and Extermination Camp

Watchtower at Birkenau Concentration and Extermination Camp

"The pain in my stomach sends a violent wave of nausea up my gullet.
The night is chilly and damp. An other-worldly glow lights up the watchtowers, the high wire fences, an endless row of cattle cars, SS men, their dogs, a mass of people pouring out of the wagons.
‘Heraus! Heraus! Los! Heraus!’
Metal buttons glisten on SS uniforms.
‘On line! Everyone stand on line! By fives! Men over there! Women and children over here!’
Marschieren! Los!
The column of women, children, infants begins to move. Dogs snarl, SS men scream orders, children cry, women weep goodbyes to departing men, and I struggle with my convulsing stomach. And I march on.”
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Date:
Location:
Poland
Photographer:
Pat Burns

Watchtower at Birkenau Concentration and Extermination Camp

"The pain in my stomach sends a violent wave of nausea up my gullet.
The night is chilly and damp. An other-worldly glow lights up the watchtowers, the high wire fences, an endless row of cattle cars, SS men, their dogs, a mass of people pouring out of the wagons.
‘Heraus! Heraus! Los! Heraus!’
Metal buttons glisten on SS uniforms.
‘On line! Everyone stand on line! By fives! Men over there! Women and children over here!’
Marschieren! Los!
The column of women, children, infants begins to move. Dogs snarl, SS men scream orders, children cry, women weep goodbyes to departing men, and I struggle with my convulsing stomach. And I march on.”
Ref:
Date:
Location:
Poland
Photographer:
Pat Burns