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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A Carnation for the Lost Masses

A flower found at the entrance of the Holocaust concentration camp, Auschwitz II-Birkenau in Poland. It was placed next to the remains of a cattle car which took prisoners into the death camp to their final resting place. This single thing of beauty in a place surrounded by death.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2014
Date Uploaded: 10.2014
Photo Location: Oświęcim, Poland
Camera: NIKON D3200
Copyright: © Marina Kong