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Architecture of Murder: The Auschwitz-Birkenau Blueprints

Selected Panels from the Exhibition

SS officers amidst building plans in the central offices of the AuschwitzSS officers amidst building plans in the central offices of the Auschwitz
 

Prisoners pouring concrete for the roof of the underground undressing chamberPrisoners pouring concrete for the roof of the underground undressing chamber

Blueprint of the entrance building to Birkenau, dated 5 November 1941Blueprint of the entrance building to Birkenau, dated 5 November 1941
 

A map of the area between the Sola and Vistula rivers, where the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp complex was constructedA map of the area between the Sola and Vistula rivers
 
 

Blueprint of the expansion of Auschwitz I, dated 30 April 1942Blueprint of the expansion of Auschwitz I, dated 30 April 1942