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... I join the other earlybirds for the 6:30am Easyjet flight to Krakow - it’s hard to get excited about a holiday when you’re convinced it’s still yesterday…
Up, up and away for the short two-hour flight – we’ll be in Krakow by breakfast surely! Except. The Krakow weather gods are not respecting our imminent arrival and have shrouded Krakow airport in a peasouper fog that Victorian ...
... the train station. Before I left, I met ANOTHER Australian, who was traveling with an American friend whom she had met whilst working at a hostel in the highlands of Scotland. Turns out, they were heading to Krakow most likely the next day, so I naturally gave them my email, told them what hostel I was staying at, and we agreed to try and meet up. I also gave them my piece of paper I used to get my train ticket, but ...
... when the camp was liberated.
Particular buildings are significant. The "isolation" or punishment block is preserved to show the various torture rooms used to inflict whatever cruelty the SS could think up. One barbaric room was divided into 4 small chambers, no bigger than maybe a meter and a half square which were used for standing punishment.....sometimes up to 6 or 8 prisoners were put into one of these chambers and locked in.....that was ...
... so visitors were now allowed to walk around without a tour guide (which is required from 10am-3pm). We wish we had had more time to really go through it all but our bus was leaving soon and the next one didn't come for another two hours later (and still feeling the way we did we really wanted to just be in bed). Auschwitz I was completely different from Birkenau. It actually looked more like a college campus, ...
... gassing and genocide happened at Birkenau, which I’ll get to in a moment.
First of all, the tour guides at Auschwitz 1 are extremely frank and direct. There isn’t much “story-telling” as you can imagine. I mean, how do you “try” to sound entertaining at a place like this? The only emotion coming out of them, if any, is sadness, and perhaps at times, anger. Visiting the camp ...
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