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March 25, 2017

The enormity of what transpired through this gate

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 11:20 am


The gate that is shown in my photo above is the same gate that is shown in the photo below. The road through this gate goes through the middle of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp. Elie Wiesel wrote in his famous book, entitled “Night” that he walked through this gate.


Recent photo of a gate inside the Birkenau camp where student visitor is resting

The following quote is from a news article, which includes the photo above:

Begin quote:

Krakow is the home of Auschwitz. Auschwitz was actual several camps in the Polish area. Auschwitz was the original camp, then there was Auschwitz II Birkenau and Auschwitz III Monowitz. The original Auschwitz was mostly a political prison where Birkenau and Monowitz were more what one would think of as extermination camps. They were split into two groups. One was for the use of labor until their usefulness was gone. The second group were automatically sent to the gas chambers.

Warsaw had what was known as the Ghettos. Jews were segregated into these areas where they were overcrowded and had no food. They waited here until they were deported to the camps. To this day, there is still an uneasiness for the Jews in Poland.

End quote

I am totally confused by this article. I wrote about Krakow on my website at

Does the person who wrote this article think that the Auschwitz camp was in the city of Krakow?


The old photo above shows the “Krakow gate”


  1. Very mixed up article with lots of irrelevant and erroneous information and typos like Yod Vashen.

    Comment by Mikael Olafsson — March 28, 2017 @ 12:37 pm

  2. Seems to me the writer of that article might be on too much crack.


    Comment by Jim Rizoli — March 25, 2017 @ 11:27 am

    • You wrote: “Seems to me the writer of that article might be on too much crack.”

      I think that the writer is a young person who did not understand the Holocaust class trip which he or she took. While I was standing there, taking the photo which I included in my blog post, there was a young Jewish man standing there laughing his head off, as he told me that he didn’t believe that there were any gas chambers used to kill Jews.

      Comment by furtherglory — March 25, 2017 @ 11:45 am

      • Wow, a young Jewish man that gets it…

        Comment by Jim Rizoli — March 26, 2017 @ 12:10 pm

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