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The view of the 'BII' section of the camp. In the foreground, the first line of huts were the quarantine area, with the 'family' camp behind.
"We were in the Birkenau
section now. This was the death camp of Auschwitz, the Birkenau
section, where all the gas chambers and crematoriums were located
just a short distance away. And as the people marched here from
where they got off the train, where they had to leave all of their
belongings, there to our horror we saw these huge, huge electric
wire fences. 'Why would they have electric wire fences,' we wondered?
I know I wondered, 'If they're just going to keep us in here like
prisoners?' We didn't even realize we were prisoners, even though
we already were."