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Journal 6 June 7: Today was my first experience at an extermination camp. When we drove through the town right outside the camp all I could think is how could you live here and not know what is happening right up the road. Once we turned into the camp area all I could picture is prisoners building the road we were driving over and how I would rather walk this then use something that forced labor made. When we got there all we could see was the SS barracks that were still standing. After eating lunch and getting our tour guide we made our way to the camp gate. Looking out over the remnants of the camp all I could notice was the absolute nothingness. The gate looked so ominous knowing that so many people had passed through this exact same gate only to never return to the outside world. We went in a side remaining building and got to see a model of the concentration camp. I had no idea that the camps were so huge and contained so many different aspects. We learned how the camp also had an SS training facilities and so many different factories and labor sites attached. There was a mining pit and several work factories. The prisoner barracks extended so far and the Commander of the camp actually had a Falconry and a zoo built on the property. After hearing stories about the zoo we were told that people from the
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