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Panoramabillede af Marek Kocjan EXPERT Taget 12:30, 16/04/2011 - Views loading...

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Auschwitz II – Birkenau; Ruins of the Crematorium IV

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A: Auschwitz II-Birkenau crematorium and gas chamber 4

Af Warren Eckstein, 30 meter væk

Auschwitz II-Birkenau crematorium and gas chamber 4

Auschwitz II-Birkenau crematorium and gas chamber 4

B: Auschwitz-Birkenau

Af Marek Kocjan, 100 meter væk

Auschwitz-Birkenau

C: Auschwitz II-Birkenau crematorium and gas chamber 5

Af Warren Eckstein, 130 meter væk

Auschwitz II-Birkenau crematorium and gas chamber 5

Auschwitz II-Birkenau crematorium and gas chamber 5

D: KL Birkenau - The Sauna

Af Leszek Cuper, 160 meter væk

KL Birkenau - The Sauna

F: Auschwitz ii-Birkenau Death Camp sauna(disinfection) Area.

Af Warren Eckstein, 200 meter væk

Auschwitz ii-Birkenau death camp sauna(disinfection) Area.

Auschwitz ii-Birkenau Death Camp sauna(disinfection) Area.

G: Auschwitz-Birkenau - Bunker II "the litthe white house”

Af Marek Kocjan, 280 meter væk

About June of 1942, the number and size of Jewish transports sent to Auschwitz increased necessitatin...

Auschwitz-Birkenau - Bunker II  "the litthe white house”

H: Auschwitz-Birkenau - Burning pits; a bird's eye view

Af Marek Kocjan, 330 meter væk

On the other side of the trees in the distance was Krematorium V and its burning pits. In this field ...

Auschwitz-Birkenau - Burning pits; a bird's eye view

I: Auschwitz II-Birkenau Mens and Gypsy Camps

Af Warren Eckstein, 410 meter væk

Auschwitz II-Birkenau Mens and Gypsy Camps. Gallows can also be seen.

Auschwitz II-Birkenau Mens and Gypsy Camps

J: Auschwitz II-Birkenau Death Camp sewage treatment plant

Af Warren Eckstein, 430 meter væk

Auschwitz II-Birkenau Death Camp sewage tratment plant

Auschwitz II-Birkenau Death Camp sewage treatment plant

Dette panorama blev taget i Poland, Europe

Dette er et overblik over Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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