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... capable of - both the evil and the goodness.
We happened to be at the camps on the 70th anniversary of an uprising in which one of the Crematoria was destroyed by the Jews on the special work camps that helped to kill other Jews. Over 400 of them were killed during that uprising. They would have been killed regardless.
One interesting thing that Margaret told us was that a survivor told ...
... Auschwitz main camp were used in trials of the poisonous gas Zyklon-B. This poisonous gas was produced by the German company "Degesch" (Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Schädlingsbekämpfung). They were gassed in underground cells in Block 11. After this trial, a gas chamber was rigged-up just outside the main camp and in February, 1942, two temporary gas chambers opened at Birkenau. The crematories were built by the German company "Topf & son" located at Erfurt.
... are a couple of rows of 3-4 cremation ovens. These would have a small set of tiny rail tracks leading up to them, so as to move the bodies of the prisoners directly from the gas chamber. Leading up to the oven proper would be a ‘body enclosure’ atop a wheeled trolley, designed to directly push the body inside the burning ovens.. Sets of solid, cast iron doors guard the hellish flames within the ovens
A truly ghastly site, even in ...
... Jim and Phyllis were in a bit of a compromising position, which Jim thoroughly enjoyed, and we all got silly and laughed about everything.
After a short ride back,we relaxed for a few minutes and headed to dinner at a local restaurant, Zielona Kuchnia, that our guide recommended. It was right around the corner from our hotel, and truly delicious.
I can't upload pictures from the camera until we get back to Berlin, but Jim has a few on his phone that I can put ...
... as 1940, but simply didn’t believe the eye-witness reports as “exaggerated” or “too extreme”, so nothing was done.
As we left, we had an interesting experience: we met an elderly woman who was one of the “twins” upon whom Josef Mengele conductd his infamous experiments. She was sitting in the gift shop autographing copies of a book she’d written about her experiences. Some survived. . .