Auschwitz II-Birkenau Concentration Camp. This is the main entrance as viewed from the unloading ramp. Through this entrance train transports from twenty three countries arrived, bringing millions to their death.
"Two Coast Guard-manned LST's open their great jaws in the surf that washes on Leyte Island beach, as soldiers strip down and build sandbag piers out to the ramps to speed up unloading operations." 1944.
Auschwitz I Main Camp Entrance Gate As one enters the camp you pass under the infamous words "Arbeit Macht Frei" (Work Makes Freedom). Then, just beyond the gate and to the right, is where the band played to emaciated inmates as they left and returned from work.