Auschwitz-Birkenau I visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in the town of Oswiecim as a day trip from Kraków on the 25th of August 2010 and what follows are some of the photographs I took while I was there. The railway station at Oswiecim (“Auschwitz” in German). The electric fence around the Auschwitz II-Birkenau concentration camp. Barracks in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. The gate and railroad at Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Path that bisects the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp. Guard tower and barracks. Remains of a crematorium at Auschwitz II-Birkenau; it was demolished by the Nazis in an attempt to cover up their crimes. The end of the railroad line in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Pond of ashes in Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Birch trees on the edge of Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Aerial photo of Auschwitz II-Birkenau taken during World War II. More barracks at Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Looking through the barbed wire at Auschwitz II-Birkenau. The infamous “Arbeit macht frei” sign over the entrance to the Auschwitz I concentration camp – this is a replica since the original was stolen the year before. Buildings in Auschwitz I. Pile of victims’ eyeglasses on display in the museum in Auschwitz I. Closeup of a prisoner’s identification number and symbol (signifying the reason for imprisonment) on a uniform on display in the Auschwitz I museum. An example of the type of “beds” the prisoners had to sleep on. A tower and electric fences at Auschwitz I. Interior of the crematorium at Auschwitz I. A sign warning about the electric fence surrounding Auschwitz I. It reads: “Danger! High voltage. Will cause death.” This was a strange sight found near the Oswiecim railway station – this has to be one of the smallest night clubs in the world.