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Old June 28th, 2009, 04:06 PM   #1
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The darkest spot in the human history.

I visited Auschwitz-Birkenau and this are the pics i have taken.


































































The estimated number of murdered people in Auschwitz-Birkenau is 1.1mio. To get an idea of how much it is i made the following picture.
Every pixel stands for one person. Every line stands for 100 people. The first lines i have drawn standing for 1.000 people.
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Old June 28th, 2009, 06:56 PM   #2
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great thread. i'm jealous of you for getting to go there
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Old June 29th, 2009, 06:10 AM   #3
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Very somber yet perfect pictures. Thank you very much for that!
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Old June 29th, 2009, 07:33 AM   #4
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I'm bowled over by your beautiful photos... thanks so much for posting them!
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Old June 29th, 2009, 07:33 AM   #5
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Beautiful Photography and i love the cloud formations stay healthy Tom Green because a few decades down the line you should visit Palestine and create volume 2.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 07:46 AM   #6
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Incredible thread, one of the best I've seen.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 07:46 AM   #7
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Great pics!! It's too bad that I didn't get to see this place when I was in Poland in 2003, as bad as it is it's also very interesting.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 07:48 AM   #8
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Beautiful Photography and i love the cloud formations stay healthy Tom Green because a few decades down the line you should visit Palestine and create volume 2.
A rather scummy thing to say, what a shock.


Nice photos Tom. They capurted the mood very well.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 09:08 AM   #9
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nomar i wont stoop to your level of insulting people and calling them scum

"enjoy" your life
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Old June 29th, 2009, 10:06 AM   #10
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I felt a knot in my throat while looking at your photos.

Amazing!
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Old June 29th, 2009, 10:17 AM   #11
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Very well photographed.

The image where the rail ends seems to symbolize the end of people's lifes.

I just visited the Anne Frank museum last week. This series evokes the same feelings.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 10:25 AM   #12
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Stunning photography - deeply moving place. I plan to visit Poland in August and I'm still deciding whether to go to Auschwitz-Birkenau. As a place that signifies the very worst of humanity I feel I probably should experience it, even if the whole place repulses me. Thks for sharing.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 10:27 AM   #13
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Beautiful Photography and i love the cloud formations stay healthy Tom Green because a few decades down the line you should visit Palestine and create volume 2.
rubbish

bow down you stupid muslim.
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People, don't ruin this thread. It fully goes against the purpose of this thread.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 10:52 AM   #15
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Great and thought-provoking thread! Thx, Tom!
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Old June 29th, 2009, 11:17 AM   #16
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bow down you stupid muslim.
Its ok , I understand fully where all the rage and anger is coming from. I felt so upset and angry when those people went into those towers in the US and claimed it was in the name of islam. So i could only imagine what you and others like you might be feeling and going through.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 03:33 PM   #17
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nomar i wont stoop to your level of insulting people and calling them scum

"enjoy" your life
Again your reading comprehension leaves one wanting. I called your words scummy which they indeed were.
Anyway, I don't have to take a cue on manners or morality from a person who eagerly anticipate the killing of masses of people. Then you whine why people of our ilk get such a reputation for nastiness.

It is for others to weight how crude your remark was and how selflishly inappropriate it was to use such a thread to vent your hate and to wish others dead.
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Beautiful but chilling. It's amazing what people are willing to do to one another simply because they view another as "different" or "wrong". Thank you, Tom for sharing these excellent photos.

Yet having just viewed these harrowing photos, someone is spreading hate towards different ethnic/religious groups. It just goes to show that we never learn from our past mistakes.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 06:55 PM   #19
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Again your reading comprehension leaves one wanting. I called your words scummy which they indeed were.
Anyway, I don't have to take a cue on manners or morality from a person who eagerly anticipate the killing of masses of people. Then you whine why people of our ilk get such a reputation for nastiness.

It is for others to weight how crude your remark was and how selflishly inappropriate it was to use such a thread to vent your hate and to wish others dead.
Nomar Nomar Nomar it is so easy to make something up about someone , but actually expecting people to believe you is a totally different thing

I aspire to the killing of people ? ....and where on earth did you conclude that i am hating or wishing others dead ... then again i guess when someone is cornered they tend to lash out and blurt out bullcrap.

have a nice day Nomar.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #20
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Really very nice photos; interesting place
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