On 24-25 March 2008, I visited the Polish village of Oswiecim. In mid 1940, this village was occupied by the German SS who referred to it by the German translation of Auschwitz. There were several concentration camps established in Auschwitz area but its most famous are Auschwitz I, and Auschwitz II – Birkenau. All photos taken March 25, 2008. Auschwitz I Mass grave located outside the camps entrance. Those interred here were murdered in the camps remaining days. The Soviets buried them in this mass grave after liberating the camp on January 27, 1945. “Work shall set you free.” On this rail the SS hung prisoners. The bodies of murdered victims were left on display for the others in the camp as a warning. This is also the area where the daily counts took place. Monument beside the rail.