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... him, whilst I couldn't find the courage to face this. It was a long day for them all, and Vik was not as upset as I thought he would be. Whilst there, Jola rang her parents to see if any of the old paperwork they have provided anymore details on Vik's dad's time there. It showed that his last few days were spent in Block 11. They were able to find this, and it turns out that this was a virtual "death row"- a holding block for those to ...
Today we will walk around the town, then in the afternoon we go to Auschwitz. Weather has been great on this trip so far, we are running out of warm weather clothes and will have to put on our winter woolies; hope the temperature does not go higher or we will bake. Day turned out to be colder than yesterday, but no rain. Krakow tour was great, like I said before, we would like to spend more time here. It is the kind of ...
... It is shocking to see one side of the first room we entered full of chunks of human hair. Again our guide asked that we not photograph this particular display. I was however able to photograph other items which were displayed. Of course these items are only a representation of what was found and no one will ever be able to guess how much was sent to Germany before liberation. One almost laughable fact the guide told us was that SS officers were ...
... they were gassed, if they were unfortunate enough to be sentenced to die immediately after arrival) and used it to make cloth and netting.
The only Jewish people not immediately executed upon arrival were those who were able to work (Other prisoner's, such as Polish political prisoners, were not sent to the gas chambers). These included men, and strong women. If a strong woman arrived with a small child, she would also be sent to the ...
... if you are travelling alone, although they can be a little idiosyncratic.
Talking about being idiosyncratic I went on a great tour this morning while everyone else went off to Auschwich (which I didn't want to do). The guide picked us up in a 35 year old clapped out old Fiat. She was supposed to be driving a Trabant, but it had broken down!
She took us across to a town called Nowa Huta, built as an "up yours" by ...
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