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What to do at Auschwitz? Hide site behind logs, Idea Office proposes
What to do at Auschwitz? Hide site behind logs, Idea Office proposes

On a summer day last year Russell Thomsen walked through Birkenau, probably the most horrific place on Earth, not knowing what to think or feel. "It was incredibly beautiful, which is not something you expect," the tall, silver-haired Los Angeles architect said. The Nazis knew the camp in the Polish countryside as Auschwitz II when they were operating it as history's most productive factory of death. Auschwitz I is the place most people think of when they think of "Auschwitz" — the concentration camp fronted by the gate inscribed with Arbeit macht frei (work makes you free), and where an estimated 300,000 victims were killed and then incinerated in a gas...

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