Auschwitz-Birkenau, Nazi Germany death camps visited

Auschwitz-Birkenau is a series of death camps established in 1940 by Nazi Germany in the suburbs of Oswiecim a polish city that had been annexed by the Third Reich.

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Arbeit macht frei = Work will set your free- The famous sign about Auschwitz1 entrance was erected my metal workers in June 1940.

Since I took world history in high school I had been fascinated by the personal survival stories of WWII and the aftermath. It was in the last 10 years that I also became increasingly interested in my paternal grandmothers family background that may have been effected by the cruel treatments and mass murders that transpired during this time.  Continue reading