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... a yummy polish beer. After that we went to the Wedel chocolate lounge and indulged on a lot of chocolate desserts. We wanted to get to bed at a reasonable time, it was already 10 because we had to leave for Auschwitz early in the morning!
In the morning we were ready to go and see Auschwitz as that was our original purpose for coming to Krakow. I was a little worried that I would be overwhelmed by it all but I tried to mentally prepare myself for everything that I ...
... he's part of the fire brigade and he's playing to his headquarters.
Also part of the city is a bloody ugly statue of a dragon at the bottom of the castle walls, every few minutes it breathes fire.
On our first day here we were took a tour of Auschwitz, both camps, and oh boy does that blow your horrible mind! A few days ago in Kutna Hora I saw the bones of 40,000 people stacked in geometric patterns and though "how cool", and I saw a few tones of hair taken from ...
... it is actually a very beautiful sight, almost reminiscent of an expensive boarding school, planted out with well established trees and manicured lawns. It makes it difficult to imagine what actually happened there until they take you through the exhibits of torture, killing and peoples possessions. A lot of industry was created in Auschwitz I, as it was officially an administrative and labor camp, with one particular industry being the weaving of fabric and stuffing of ...
... the survivors ask only that you treat the area as a graveyard seeing how millions of people died and their ashes were scattered who-knows-where. The disrespect and disregard of such a tragedy almost made me physically ill. Anyways, It took us a while to recover afterwards. We just wandered, not really talking, and ducked into another church. Eventually we were alright and we went shopping for some souvenirs in the world's oldest shopping ...
... II (Birkenau). First we went to Auschwitz I, the smaller of the two camps. You enter the camp through the main gate with the inscription 'Arbeit macht frei' meaning, 'work will set you free'. The prisoners believed this motto, though of all the people imprisoned there, less than 10% survived. The tour of Auschwitz I ended with one of the gas chambers and crematorium, which we were able to walk ...
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