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... of rough-and-ready representatives of the journalists of the world, I was in the press tent. We were all dressed in multiple layers of warm, high-tech fabrics and wearing excellent boots, and yet we cowered from the elements in our mostly controlled environment.
How did any of those poor Jews survive a few days of January, let alone the full weight of a Polish winter—or two, or three? And of course, at Auschwitz, a designed death camp for most ...
Note: for photos of Auschwitz and Birkenau click here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsk211pbr Today I designated as an out trip to the Polish town of Oświęcim. Or as the Germans renamed, Auschwitz. I really wasn't sure I wanted to do this. So much to the point when I missed the train, I almost turned back. But I waited for the next train, and took the hour and half trip from Krakow. First: a bit of back-story. When I was in grade 5, I ...
... extermination came into full play.
I had left my guided tour mid-way, as there was nothing much that I could learn from their script, that I had not already read about. They were well informed, but they had a script, and all their information seemed contained in that script.
There is a bus link that takes visitors from Auschwitz-I to Birkenau. By the time I got there, the last of the buses had left. A visitor to Auschwitz-I does not get to ...
... but hair... that's part of a person. It was horrifying.
The whole experience was depressing, but worthwhile. For me it was not as confronting as some people say, as you pretty much know the basics of what occurred there. But to stand in the place where these atrocities were committed is a very sobering experience nonetheless. A chance to visit an important site of 20th century history, and pay your respects to those that suffered and died ...
... que decir.
Ni tampoco muchas fotos que compartir.
De hecho, me sentí muy ambivalente sobre el asunto de tomar fotos en este lugar.
Los campos de concentración de Auschwitz están a una hora y media en bus de Cracovia.
Esta es la razón por la que vinimos a Polonia, porque Gabriel quería visitar este sitio histórico.
Al final de la visita, cuando nos subimos al bus para regresar a Cracovia, Gabriel me vio a los ojos y me dijo "gracias".