the main gate of the auschwitz birkenau camp .. even more terrifying at night ...

the main gate of the auschwitz birkenau camp .. even more terrifying at night ...

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The horrible gas chambers at Auschwitz. Used for the first time in 1941.  I visited Auschwitz in October 2009. Ran chills down my spine! :-(

The horrible gas chambers at Auschwitz. Used for the first time in 1941. I visited Auschwitz in October 2009. Ran chills down my spine! :-(

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An unburned hand hanging from an crematorium oven serves as a stark reminder of the death and horror of the Nazi death camps. It is not a prop. This was at Stutthof, a reminder that the atrocities were not just at the more infamous concentration camps such as Auschwitz and Buchenwald.

An unburned hand hanging from an crematorium oven serves as a stark reminder of the death and horror of the Nazi death camps. It is not a prop. This was at Stutthof, a reminder that the atrocities were not just at the more infamous concentration camps such as Auschwitz and Buchenwald.

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

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

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