The site of the gas chambers at Birkenau II in Poland
The site of the gas chambers at Birkenau II in Poland are an example of landscape and memory. There are five crematoriams and two bunkers where Jewish people were murdered during the Holocaust.The first crematorium was built in 1940 and lasted until 1943. The others were built in the times between then. There were also gas chambers that were built inside of these buildings where the Nazis took the lives of millions of people. The landscape is to help preserve the memory of what had happen. The fact that they have done very little to rebuild these places because they are still standing serves as the memory of the landscape. Today, there are signs up that preserve the memory of the events that took place there along with the actual buildings in which these horrific events took place. These are to be reminders and represent memories of everyone who lost their life in these places. I chose to write about this topic because I had never really researched this in depth before. It is one of the most heartbreaking topics that I have ever researched before. The picture along with this post shows an example of the layout of the landscape of the gas chambers at Birkenau.