Auschwitz Concentration Camp (1979)
Poland

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Poland 1979. Pope John Paul II in Auschwitz.

German Democratic Republic 1982. The International Memorial in Auschwitz.

The fortified walls, barbed wire, platforms, barracks, gallows, gas chambers and cremation ovens show the conditions within which the Nazi genocide took place in the former concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest in the Third Reich. 

According to historical investigations, 1.5 million people, among them a great number of Jews, were systematically starved, tortured and murdered in this camp, the symbol of humanity's cruelty to its fellow human beings in the 20th century. 

  • Poland 1979. Pope John Paul II in Auschwitz. 
  • German Democratic Republic 1982. The International Memorial in Auschwitz. 

Other World Heritage Sites in Poland (on this website). Inactive links are not described on stamps. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing (Poland-Section) for further information on such properties. 

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