Address: ul. Myśliwska 44, Szczyrk, Southern Poland, 43-370, Poland | Hotel
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    Auschwitz-Birkenau Visit & Kraków views

    A travel blog entry by clgs on Jun 18, 2015

    4 comments, 34 photos

    ... mountains of shoes, named suitcases, spectacles, and cooking bowls. All of these items were brought by the Nazi's victims so that they could survive and was confiscated at the first point of their arrival. The Birkenau camp contains a simple, original train carriage (for cattle transport) donated by Australian Frank Lowy in memory of his father who perished at Birkenau. Auschwitz-Birkenau is a grim, poignant and moving place. I ...

    Day 12 - Auschwitz... On Our Way To Warsaw

    A travel blog entry by ourgreatescapes on Aug 24, 2014

    8 photos

    ... Polish. From April, 1940 to March, 1942, of about 27,000 inmates, 30% were Poles and 57% were Jews. From March, 1942, to March, 1943, of 162,000 inmates, 60% were Jews.

    Auschwitz became a significant source of slave labor locally and functioned as an international clearing house. Of the 2.5 million people who were deported to Auschwitz, 405,000 were given prisoner status and serial numbers. Of these, approximately 50% were Jews and 50% were Poles and ...

    Auschwitz - Death revisited

    A travel blog entry by shikharp on May 29, 2014

    40 photos

    ... Double-wired fences, with signs proclaiming ‘CTOI’ (Shtoi, meaning ‘Stop’) enclosing these areas would be electrified at night to deter any escapees.

    As one retraces the steps back to the front gate, and with the Russian PoWs enclosure to the left, the sight of a single wooden gallows is seen. This is the gallows where the prison Commandant Rudolph Hoss would be hung in 1946 at the end of a Polish court sentence. He had ...

    The terrors in Oswiecim

    A travel blog entry by wjtoh on Dec 18, 2013

    3 photos

    ... by the German soldiers. The local guide explained thoroughly about the details that happened inside the camp and we were shown Block 11, which was the scariest part of the camp where the prisoners were punished according to the rules violated. There were standing cells inside where four men had to be confined in an enclosed area and did nothing but stand for prolonged periods of time. For severe punishment, there were 'dark cells' ...

    Nazi Concentration Camps

    A travel blog entry by sandyhart on Jun 28, 2013

    1 comment, 9 photos

    ... several years after the war after he was captured living under an assumed name in England. Both were in sight of the nice two-story house in which he'd lived with his wife in 5 children while running the camp complex. Fitting.

    In early 1941, a second, much larger camp was constructed nearby that eventually extended over ~350 acres. The express purpose of the 2nd camp, Birkenau, was extermination; to accomplish the "final solution to ...