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Silesia
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The gardens and
forests of Silesia.
This photo was taken
in the Silesian town
of Rybnik.
Silesia is a region of central Europe. It
was once part of the German Empire.
It now is mainly in Poland but also part
of it is in the Czech Republic. It is
centered on the cities of Wroclaw and
Katowice.
The darker side of the
local history. This is
Birkenau, an
extermination camp used
by the Nazis in WW2.