Hotel Fortuna Bis
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... behind glass the entire length of a room, perhaps 50 m long. Piled up high behind this glass is the hair shaved off the woman just before they went into what they thought was the shower rooms. The second is the actual gas chambers, I walked in one and only two small square holes exist in the roof, this was were the SS dropped the gas pellets, which upon heat in the room gave off the cyanide gas which would kill those close be immediately and those further up the ...
... we planned a day trip to Auschwitz. We took a very rickety old train from the main station to Osweicim and then a bus to the museum and former concentration camp. We did a 3.5 hour organised tour of the site, including a trip to Birkenau, another former concentration camp nearby. Whilst we were both familiar with the camps' dreadful histories, we found the guided tour interesting, informative and at times very moving. The exhibits at Auschwitz include piles of old ...
... in 1335, was formerly an independent community with its own defensive walls. Jews & Christians lived side by side. Over the centuries it became the largest & most important Jewish centre in all of Poland. During World War 2 this place of refuge for Jews from all over Europe became the scene of brutal persecution.
* SG got her statistics wrong the other day with reference to Wroclaw. It was Krakow where 65000 Jews lived before the outbreak of war in ...
... that looked like they had just come out of camp (these people had been there only four months and yet so much damage was done to their body that they couldn't recover, no matter what kind of treatment they had). We were then taken to St. Maximilian Kolbe's room and saw where that honorable and brave Saint died and the horror that he was put through. It was then on to Birkenau, the death camp. Auschwitz did have one crematorium, and a small one in comparison to the four ...
October 25, 2013
We had an unlucky day today. Our hotel was a half an hour walk from the train station. We decided that we didn't want to make the trek with our backpacks so we had our hotel staff call a taxi for us. We figured that 45 minutes was enough time for a cab to arrive at our hotel and drive us 10 minutes to the train station. We were wrong. The cab took over half an hour to arrive and got to the train station ...