Photographer's Note

This week it´s 65 years since the concentration camp of Auschwitz has been freed. 1,5 Million people have been killed there. This is a rough estimate – nobody ever counted the dead. It was not the only place where mass executions took place. But it was the worst.

This is the wall where many thousand prisoners were shot. They covered the wall with a softer wood-based material that would absorb the bullets better. A concrete or brick wall would have been destroyed quickly by the tens of thousands of bullets. For so many this wall was the last thing they ever saw.

65 years passed. It still is not easy to write about it or to take photos. The words of the few who were imprisoned there and survived, their memories, what they had to say about what happened to them and to the others, this has to be heard and read.

Today it hosts a museum. But it is much more than that.

Get there and see it. Take your time. Don´t go with a large group, rather take your private tour guide. Listen, ask. Imagine. Think.

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