This is the beginning of "the ramp" at Birkenau (Auschwitz II). It commonly known as simply "Auschwitz". It was the second and largest of the two Auschwitz camps; built to murder the Jews mainly, in gas chambers, though others were also murdered here... Sinti and Roma, releigious groups etc. The gas was at the end of this3/4mi long ramp. The freight cars crammed with people were unloaded here and selections (Go the the left. Go to the right) were made here. Those to be immediatley gassed were either trucked to two smaller gas chambers way in the back of the camp, or were marched along this ramp to either Krematoris II or III, on either side of the track end.