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So it's just a normal city with a massive cathedral and a dragon. It had the camp on the outskirts and it was a very confronting 3 hours. You try to imagine yourself in that situation and try to imagine what they went through but you just can't! It was so hard and then you feel sad ...
... locations on earth? Who would choose to have their hometown be synonymous with murder? The huge majority of original citizens were expelled from the town by the Nazis in the 1940s to create the camp in the first place, so it isn't as if these people have been living here for generations. It was a question I've not been able to find an answer for.
We queued up for tickets (though admission is free) in the long entry hall, filled with tour groups. ...
AM - Still raining this morning so we had a look at the Barbican and city walls which are right next to our hotel. This small section of the remaining city wall & the Barbican were saved in the late 19th century from demolition by an astute Krakow man, well done! The Barbican is a defensive tower that had to be entered before entering the city, smart piece of work. From there we ventured into St. Mary's Basilica which is adjacent the town square, it was built at the end of the ...
... is actually grey as there are impurities mixed in with the salt. The salt has to go through processing to arrive at the white we see on our table – although there are veins of white that appear throughout. We also saw patches of what they call 'cauliflowers' of salt growing on the walls and ceilings.
Back when the mine was functional, some of the miners would carve sculptures out of the ...
... experience, we were not let down. Our guide for the tour provided a beautiful balance of moving story telling and indepth knowledge of the persecutions and horrors that Auschwitz/Birkenau are renowned for. Her delivery ensured you understood what this place was all about without becoming an overly morbid depressing tour.
We will never forget walking into one of the rooms which houses human hair, Two tonnes of it are on display. The hair had been shaved ...