Gessler Hotel Francuski
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... star to them. The hostel is in one of the old buildings on the square itself and costs under 9 quid a night including breakfast. I'm even getting my washing done for free again.
... the war they started using wood so only the chimney remained. Buildings of 70 toilets (hole with a bucket) with prisoners sitting back to back, buildings with bunks of straw with 8 in each bunk, with Dysentry leaking through, all surrounded by lookout huts towering above the barbed wire fences keeping them in. Both gas chambers and crematoriums had been blown up prior to being liberated in their place memorials have been built. It was an incredible, moving place but ...
... for Mass everyday at the entrance. Then at another area an entire chapel is carved out of salt and Mass is celebrated there to this day. The first mining was known to be in the 17th century; then in the area where salt was mined in the 1800s they have a restaurant and an entire banquet hall. Finally, the way up you didn't need to climb the stairs but 6 people needed to squeeze into a metal cage (or more like a bucket) ...
... were little more than a pile or two of rubble, and the museum featured such exhibits as a reconstruction of a burnt down wooden hut. The fancy computer displays were slow, and most visitors gave up on them entirely. The only interesting exhibit was a brief story board about burial sites excavated showing signs of vampirism (or at least, suspicion that the deceased were vampires), as the bodies had been tied up in strange ways, decapitated and other stange rituals performed, to ...
... two years. I decided that in light of the fact that there are fewer survivors every year, that I wanted to taste this experience not the entire trip, but to feel the energy of adding my voice to that collective. I felt myself needing to reconnect with global Jewish activism after a hiatus, and I felt the need to stand shoulder to shoulder in the streets of Jerusalem singing hatikva and watching fireworks. But then reality set in. How could I take that much ...