Central camp baths
Auschwitz II-Birkenau, the permanent exhibition in the central camp sauna building
There is a system of informational and commemorative signs at the Birkenau site. The only permanent exhibition here is located in the building that contained the largest camp bathhouse.
Visitors can learn about its functions by going from room to room in the same sequence followed by people being admitted to the camp, and by prisoners in the camp sent for showers and disinfection.
Visitors walk along a special glass walkway that indicates the route and protects the original floor.
The object is mostly in its original state. Nearby are ruins of the gas chambers, crematoria, and places where corpses were burned in the open air.
Family photographs belonging to Jews deported to Auschwitz, and discovered on the grounds after liberation, are displayed in one of the rooms. In the room next door is one of the carts used to carry the victims' ashes.