Best Western Hotel Galicya
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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“Rock me mumma like the wind and the rain, rock me mumma like a south bound train….." Not quite but it was an east bound train and we woke with the gentle roll about 20mins before our destination of Krakow, Poland. A quick pack and we were at the station and heading into the chilly early morning air.
Being 6am we could not check into our nights accommodation but we got a taxi there to store our bags for the day and have a quick freshen up.
... The Birkenau camp also helped to put into perspective the enormous scale of what happened here - it is a huge site containing numerous blocks in which people were made to sleep and live in terrible conditions. In total, about 1.3 million people were killed at these camps between 1940 and 1945, 90 per cent of them Jews, most from Hungary and Poland.
After completing the tour, we caught a bus back to Krakow, taking about 2 hours, and then took the tram home from near ...
... where we take a quick look at the factory Schindler managed and some of the remaining walls of the Jewish Ghetto.
*Centre of Podgorze is Plac Zgody ( ironically translated as Peace Square ) today known as Plac Bohaterow Ghetta. It was to Podgorze that the Jewish citizens of Krakow were forcefully removed by the Nazis. They were then selected to either stay & work or be deported & die. The Square is the exact spot where deportees had to leave ...
... journey to this camp. To see this horror right in front of our faces was, for a lot of us, too much to handle. Towards the end of the tour, all of us met at the end of the tracks in between the crematoriums and prayed a Divine Mercy Chaplet, asking God to forgive us in all the ways we've been unjust to our neighbor and friends and family; "For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world." Yet, though all of this, Hid Mercy ...
... at the last minute that our so-called train was actually a bus and that we were in the wrong place. Maybe we did have a bit of luck on our side today because we made it to the bus stop and onto the bus. We got into Krakow in the late evening so overall we had a pretty boring day.
October 26, 2013
We spent our day in the Old Quarter of Krakow enjoying the traditional market and food stalls set up in the middle ...