Hotel Noma Residence Promnice
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... its steepled church and old market square is synonymous with the infamous WWII Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps of Nazi Germany. 2015 is the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the camp.
Initially established in disused Polish army barracks to house Polish Prisoners of War it was expanded to become the death camp that has been seared into our minds as histories largest experiment in genocide.
During the five years of operation between ...
... courage, endangering their own lives to save Jews.
“They lit a moral torch in the face of oppression by darkness.”
He concluded, “I would add an 11th commandment after the universally recognized 10: Thou shalt never be a bystander.”
Steven Spielberg was here, too, having produced an elegant little 15-minute film “Auschwitz” that was part of the ceremony. The film noted that the accidental ...
... prisoner clothing, and there was a display showing uniforms that had been worn by prisoners. On the wall were photos of prisoners along with their arrival date and their death date - even the ones that were not immediately executed generally died within a few weeks to a couple of months of arriving - often through malnutrition. On the wall were some before and after photos of prisoners: one Jewish girl who arrived weighing 50-something kilograms, but ...
... of Birkenau in almost complete silence. At the gates we stopped and stood wrapped in our flags and took photos so that we could always remember the feelings that we felt there. we took photos to remember that we were here, we survived, we thrived. At Birkenau there was a ceremony that included many inspirational speakers including the President of Hungry, the ex Chief Rabbi of Israel, and a Chilean descendent of ...
... women. Two of them are whiskey.” We laughed. But we think he is…