Address: ul. Myśliwska 44, Szczyrk, Southern Poland, 43-370, Poland | Hotel
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Auschwitz - Birkenau Concentration Camps

A travel blog entry by hippler on Oct 06, 2014

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... On the tour, you can see empty Zyclon B canisters, piles of shoes of the deceased, piles of eyeglasses, children's toys, clothes, etc. It's horribly depressing but a must-see if you're anywhere near here or any other death camp.

Personally, this is the third death camp I've seen. I was at Dachau, near Munich years ago and at The Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng in Cambodia. I'm amazed at what ...

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

A travel blog entry by ourgreatescapes on Aug 24, 2014

8 photos

... Silesia. The chemical giant I.G. Farben, had expressed an interest in utilizing this labor force, as well. Extensive construction work began in October, 1941, under terrible conditions and with massive loss of life. About 10,000 Russian POWs died in the process.

The main camp population grew from 18,000 in December, 1942 to 30,000 in March, 1943. In July or August, 1941, Himmler briefed Höss about the 'Final Solution'. On September 3, 1941, Soviet POWs ...

Auschwitz - Death revisited

A travel blog entry by shikharp on May 29, 2014

40 photos

... out the cans of Zyklon B, and then cover the opening. The gas would take about 20 minutes to take effect, and slowly the frantic attempts of the dying prisoners would ebb away. At the end of a period of time, after visually inspecting the interiors of the chamber through a peep-hole, the guards or prisoners wearing masks would empty out the bodies of the deceased prisoners, and rinse down the chamber.

A few steps from the chamber, and within the ...

A Tour of Auschwitz and the Salt Mine

A travel blog entry by kimokini_travel on Sep 24, 2013

9 photos

... at the elevator. Several hair raising whistles blew and peopled piled onto the elevator. 9 on the top elevator, and 9 on the bottom. We must have waited for 3 or 4 groups, and at least 20 minutes, before we got our turn to escape. It was pretty much during this time that our British friends really loosened up. We were all speculating on where we were going, just how small was the elevator, and would we ever get out of the mine. We finally all poured into the elevator with ...

Nazi Concentration Camps

A travel blog entry by sandyhart on Jun 28, 2013

1 comment, 9 photos

... a memorial to those who perished there. It is also on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

It was a depressing experience, made more so by the gray, raw day. I still can't get my mind around the magnitude of what the Germans did to millions of men, women, and children AND that they did it with their mind-numbing efficiency and detailed record-keeping! I was also saddened by the fact that the Allies knew what was going on in Auschwitz ...