KL Birkenau - children's barrack
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KL Birkenau - children's barrack

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A: Auschwitz II – Birkenau

di Marek Kocjan, 200 metri di distanza

Auschwitz II – Birkenau

B: Birkenau camp Barack Auschwitz interiour view

di Jann Lipka, 200 metri di distanza

Interiour view from one of the still standing prisoner barack of this WW II extermination camp . Many...

Birkenau camp Barack Auschwitz  interiour view

C: Auschwitz II-Birkenau Death Camp Selection Area

di Warren Eckstein, 250 metri di distanza

Auschwitz II-Birkenau Death Camp Selection Area. Where the Germans choose who would live(temporarily)...

Auschwitz II-Birkenau Death Camp Selection Area

D: Auschwitz II – Birkenau

di Marek Kocjan, 260 metri di distanza

Auschwitz II – Birkenau

F: Auschwitz II-Birkenau Railroad to Hell (Main Gate)

di Warren Eckstein, 280 metri di distanza

Auschwitz II-Birkenau Railroad to Hell. Main Gate

Auschwitz II-Birkenau Railroad to Hell (Main Gate)

G: Auschwitz II-Birkenau Death Camp Main Gate

di Warren Eckstein, 290 metri di distanza

Auschwitz II-Birkenau Death Camp Main Gate.

Auschwitz II-Birkenau Death Camp Main Gate

I: Auschwitz2 Birkenau Main Gate Rail Entrance

di Jann Lipka, 290 metri di distanza

Many people know the Birkenau camp simply as "Auschwitz"; it was larger than Auschwitz I, and more pe...

Auschwitz2 Birkenau Main Gate Rail Entrance

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Poland, Europe

Questa è una vista generale di 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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