All photographs copyright © Alan Jacobs.

The Waiting Room to the Gas* - The Krankenbau (Prisoner's Hospital)

When prisoners were too ill or weak they made their way or were taken to the camp "hospital". More often then not prisoners who came to this place either died here of "natural causes" such as exhaustion, typhus, dysentery, were given a phenol injection in the heart, or were taken to the gas. See [link].

*Gawalewicz, A. (2000) Reflections From The Waiting Room to the Gas, Oswiecim: State Museum at Auschwitz.

*Gawalewicz, A. (2000) Refleksje z poczekalni do Gazu, Oswiecim: Panstwowe Auschwitz-Birkenau.