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Today we left Wroclaw early on a 1 hour flight to Warsaw, then hopped on another flight from Warsaw (30 minutes) to Krakow. Many cities have airports but, all go through Warsaw and the price is the same to fly as it would be to travel by bus or train but, certainly it takes less time. When we arrived in Krakow we found our driver holding up the …
... commander SS John Hoess was hung in 1947 after he was tried and convicted of committing mass crimes against humanity. He was the only SS member to be actually hung at Auschwitz - it was felt fitting that he should be put to death at this location. His house was located right next to this area, where his wife and 4 children lived...one of which was born at Auschwitz! Most of the soldiers lived away from the area for fear of disease and plagues.
... are and how they are mixed in with brand new constructions. It has a jarring effect to see the contrast. The two most interesting parts of this tour for me was seeing where a lot of scenes from the movie Schindler’s List took place and then the actual part of the old ghetto where the Jews were gathered before being sent off.
The tour left us near the Schindler’s Factory museum so we headed there next. This museum walks you through the ...
... thousand Hungarian Jews were exterminated over 56 days. Chosen prisoners were responsible for checking bodies for gold teeth and any valuables they may have hidden in any orifice. The ashes were also checked after cremation. It was the cremation that held them up, the gasing was quick and streamline. Nothing like German precision. Those that avoided the gas chambers, were provided only around 300 calories a day, so while being forced to do hard labour ...
... side of the square to Nowa Wies to visit a sad little museum called Silesia House which was an unassuming building used as the Gestapo headquarters during the war. It has the original torture cells with original graffiti engraved into the walls as well as stories and photos of those unfortunate brave souls who endured interrogation, torture, executions and deportment to camps never to be heard from again. There was another portion ...