All photographs copyright © Alan Jacobs.

Blocks 10, 11 Aerial View

The first view is from the outside of the Block 11 courtyard, where prisoners were shot in the head against the black wall at its far end. Scrolling to the right, you see the entrance to Block 11, the camp prison.

To the left of the courtyard is Block 10. "Professor Dr. Carl Clauberg, a German gynecologist, carried out criminal sterilization experiments in this block from April 1943 through May 1944. Several hundred Jewish women used in these experiments were quartered permanently in two upstairs rooms. Some of them died during the experiments and some were put to death so that autopsies might be performed on them. Those who survived were left with permanent injuries. Other SS physicians also conducted experiments on women prisoners in this block.”*

*Reference: http://www.auschwitz.org.pl/html/eng/zwiedzanie/blok_10.html