Guliwer Hostel

Kalwaryjska 42, Krakow, Southern Poland, 30-504, Poland | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Krakow

The Jews of Krakow and the Festival

A travel blog entry by tracy.blazer

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... never give him, to not let our history die with them and to keep our culture and community alive. It was also heartbreaking that so many people could not be a part of this and there we all were enjoying our selves just steps away from the Jewish Ghetto that had persecuted our ancestors.

Tomorrow we head to Auschwitz and we are not sure what to expect there but know that we must never forget these stories and is our task to keep the memories alive.
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Krazyyyy Krakow

A travel blog entry by gaplyf

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... br> Its not until you see the ruins of the gas chambers when you can begin to comprehend the mass industrial destruction of the Jewish race and how quickly the 'final solution' effectively killed 6 million Jews.
It was an experience which cannot be learned from books, with the somewhat stomach turning feeling which we both felt coming from the smallest things. For Tom, it was how cold it was, the frost was on the ground still into the afternoon and ...

Auschwitz Concentration Camp, POLAND

A travel blog entry by writeofpassage

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... the elderly, disabled or mentally ill. These people would be told that they were to have a shower and undergo a delousing procedure. They were told to undress and sometimes given towels or bars of soap. They were then taken into large concrete rooms were as many as a thousand people were gassed at one time. The rooms were disguised with fake shower heads so that people would go willingly. The doors were then locked and canisters of Zyklon-B pellets, releasing cyanide gas would ...

Warsaw To Krakow

A travel blog entry by sue2013

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... conditions they stayed in. You see the execution wall with bullet holes in it. The guides give information and relate situations, but quite coldly, they keep any emotion completely out of it. The reason for the tour is to inform so that it's never forgotten, but not to play on emotions; they don't have to do that and know it's best not to. But it was Auschwitz 2 (Birkenau) that affected me more. It's bleak and ...

Kraków

A travel blog entry by shobhagopinath

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... of a shock. The place was bustling as you would expect the most popular city in Poland to be. The old Cloth Hall has been refurbished and converted to kitschy souvenir stalls. The cathedral required payment to enter, so we didn't on principle. (We'd been going into cathedrals, churches and chapels all through our trip without being asked for payment.)

We saw the shrine of the Black Madonna as we walked to the ...

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