Travel Blogs from Milowka
... they ended up in. Next was the goods building. Jews that were being displaced were told by the Nazis to pack essentials - primarily to hide the fact that they were being sent to their deaths - and so all of the Jewish property was then sorted and generally sent back to Germany. This building contained a room of hairbrushes. A room of spectacles. A room of luggage. A room of shoes. All this was creepy enough in and of itself. But then you get to the ...
On Wednesday morning it was still raining, so we took some time to final chats with my cousin and his family, then we left for Krakow.
On the way back we decided to drive via the town of Wadowice. This town is famous for being the birth place of Pope John Paul II (Who was also the Cardinal of Krakow). The town centre is very quaint, with a beautiful church as the focal point. We had a look inside and said a pray for our family and loved ones who ...
... And Sidonia spoke about what it was like to live in a barrack, standing next to a bed she could have slept in. We then went to the gas chamber and crematoria that Jack's sister perished in and laid a wreath and said the Mourner’s Kaddish and El Molle Rachamim in her memory.
We are now back in our hotel in Krakow, getting ready for bed and ...
... spared no punches at not only providing us with insight into the conditions at the concentration camp, the methodical system of murdering people, and the sheer amount of humanity that was lost in the one small area...more than 1 million people over the course of 5 years. I appreciated that she not only shared the history, but also tried to really impress on people that we have to understand what happened to prevent these atrocities ...
... of the concentration/extermination camp on our own and unfortunately ran out of time and were unable to make it to the nearby Berkenau camp. We'd encourage everyone to tour a concentration camp and to give themselves as much time as they feel necessary to fully reflect on such a horrific part of our history.
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