Today we went to Auschwitz-Birkenau, on a tour. The first guides were returning inmates. It was harrowing. The cruelty evidenced. Mengele's hospital. The prison. The execution yard. The crematoria, the death barracks, the stories, and the physical evidence. A room full of hair left - most was shipped to Germany to make into cloth. A room full of cases. A room full of cooking equipment - people had been told they were being resettled. A room full of combs. A room full of shoes. Oh the shoes. Faded yes, but shoes I would have worn.
And we learnt how the Nazi's tried to destroy the evidence. How that was the plan all along.
The main picture is the barbed wire between areas in Auschwitz. Extras are Birkenau, the railway line leading in, and Barrack 25, where the infirm women were locked in without food to starve or be gassed when there was space.