Although there were other Nazi extermination camps, Auschwitz-Birkenau is the best known. During the Holocaust, more than one million Jews perished here, most of them dying in the main gas chamber, which was capable of snuffing out 2000 lives at once. Hundreds of thousands of members from other groups, particularly Poles and Roma (“Gypsies”), likewise perished.
Marta D. Kunecka, who teaches philosophy at OSU, conducted tours of Auschwitz while in graduate school in Krakow, Poland. With the help of PowerPoint and other visual aids, she will recreate the experience of touring the Auschwitz complex, providing the audience with a sense of what prisoners saw and experienced in perhaps the most notorious site in human history.