ul. Myśliwska 44, Szczyrk, Southern Poland, 43-370, Poland | Hotel
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Day 12 - Auschwitz... On Our Way To Warsaw

A travel blog entry by ourgreatescapes on Aug 24, 2014

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... IV revolted and destroyed the crematories. In November, Himmler ordered gassings to stop and a 'cleanup' operation was inaugurated, to conceal traces of the mass murder. In January, 1945, the Germans evacuated 58,000 prisoners who could walk. They left behind in the main camp, Birkenau and in Monowitz, about 7,000 sick or incapacitated, who they did not expect would live for long.

When Soviet troops liberated Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, they ...

Onto Oswiecim!

A travel blog entry by petersheridan on Jul 21, 2014

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... horrible and tragic chapter in the history of Europe. Today's ride, well we started off with some more hills, small initially then larger then more gravel and a route through a forest that ended in a steep muddy creek but pushed the bikes through and back onto a bitumen road. Thank goodness once again for the GPS as this mornings ride was a nightmare of small lanes, villages, crossroads, T junctions and short cuts, what was Tomas thinking? We don't believe ...

Auschwitz - Death revisited

A travel blog entry by shikharp on May 29, 2014

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... the form of the railway line leading into the camp. Guard posts, searchlight enclosures and machine gun nests marked the entrance.

Upon entering the camp enclosure – via the only entrance, and no exit – one comes into an area about 100 acres in area. To the right, are remnants of rows of lodging shelters that housed the prisoners chosen to be worked to death, after the infamous ‘selection’ at the hands of an SS doctor or ...

A Tour of Auschwitz and the Salt Mine

A travel blog entry by kimokini_travel on Sep 24, 2013

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... and saw less then 1% of the total area. The men that worked the mines went up and down every day, but the horses that turned the wheels that lifted the salt to the top lived their whole lives in the mine. They were very well cared for, but jeez, they never got to see the sun. We walked miles and miles of wood framed corridors, and saw some of the "chambers". They were large rooms, carved out of the mines and decorated with doorways, statues, and floors carved out of salt. ...

Nazi Concentration Camps

A travel blog entry by sandyhart on Jun 28, 2013

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... to live as long as they were able to work in farms, mines or factories (many of the German companies that benefitted from concentration-camp labor, such as Siemen, IG Farben, and Bayer are still in business!). Everyone else was sent to the left where they were immediately taken to the gas chambers and killed. Huge concrete rooms were build into which hundreds of arriving prisoners were herded after being stripped and then murdered ...