Hotel Galicja Wellness & SPA

Dabrowskiego 119, Oswiecim, Southern Poland, 32-600, Poland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Oswiecim

Onto Oswiecim!

A travel blog entry by petersheridan on Jul 21, 2014

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47 kms.... AM - Oswiecim, never heard of it? Nor had I but we know it better as Auschwitz, the worst Nazi death camp of the Second World War. Oswiecim is the Polish name for Auschwitz, we are staying 5 kms out in the Hotel Galicja, a Spa & Wellness Hotel! Nearby is Birkenau (Brzezinka), also a Nazi death camp. Are we going to visit either of …

Heavy

A travel blog entry by sverregunnersen

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... our large group to all easily hear our tour guide - a Pole whose uncle had been in Auschwitz and whose parents had narrowly escaped being sent by bribing the right people. Everyone has probably seen a photo of one of the most famous signs in the world, "Arbeit Macht Frei" - Work Makes you Free - but it's quite another thing to see it in person knowing the lie it stood for. We walked to the processing building where new arrivals were stripped down and ...

Auschwitz - Death revisited

A travel blog entry by shikharp

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It is tough for any one –historian or someone from the general public - to write any sort of an account on a subject so odious as the World War II (WWII) death camps, and the most notorious of them all, Auschwitz. Much has been written about a place so synonymous with human genocide, yet the true stories about lesser-known aspects, such as why were they allowed to continue their murderous regime right till the dying days of the war, when ...

Fabulous Machine

A travel blog entry by ejm56

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Roll up, roll up! Today's the day we go to Poland's leading tourist attraction. Auschwitz is assuredly the one and only Holocaust Theme Park, the place to be seen and to get all those pictures to show your chums back home. All that's missing is Mickey Mouse. Whatever you do, don't miss this show: you will gasp with amazement at the things you will see. And by the end, you will know that it all was true.
So, I knew Auschwitz would be busy, but our hearts sink when we arrived ...

Yesterday

A travel blog entry by rachel.blazer

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... and unfortunatly is no longer with us to share it. His name was Freddie Diamond and along with his brother and his best friend were brought to Auschwitz. We stood at the spot where Freddie and his best friend stood as they were forced to watch Freddie's brother was hung. I was frozen. Before I could even come close to fully processing my surroundings we entered one of the 5 or so blocks that are being used as museums. Nothing could of prepared me for what I saw inside. ...

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This hotel, located on Dabrowskiego 119, Oswiecim, is near Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation.
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