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A visit to Auschwitz to pay our respects

A travel blog entry by turkey_to_tt


The main purpose of our trip to Poland was to visit Auchwitz; the infamous cocentration and extermination camp created by the Nazis in 1940. It was to become known worldwide as a symbol of genocide and terror that was the Holocaust.

Before going to Auschwitz we had some other business to attend to - a new rear tyre for our bike. Soon after our arrival in Bielsko-Biala, Greg noticed the tread ...


A travel blog entry by suek287

... off the face of the planet but....I realize that we must learn from this history so that it is not repeated. There are those who would say that this genocide did not happen. We need the physical reminder that it did happen. Saint of Auschwitz - Father M. Kolbe, a Catholic Priest, volunteered to take the place of a young Jewish father. Father Kolbe was imprisoned in # 18 of building 11 for his last few days on earth. Can read more at : ...

The run around / La recorrida

A travel blog entry by journeythrough


... de dientes, cepillos para el cabello y maletas. Estos artículos fueron redistribuidos a los miembros del ejército alemán ya que toda la industria se centraba en el desarrollo militar. 1.100.000 Judios fueron traídos aquí, que compone aproximadamente el 90% de los prisioneros. El resto eran gitanos, prisioneros políticos, los intelectuales de muchos países, monjes, sacerdotes, y muchos más. Una imagen mostraba a una mujer que pesaba 46 kilos ...

2 days of camp!

A travel blog entry by leslieforster


Hi everyone! We've finished 2 days of camp and it's going great! Here's a short run down on camp so far: The campers love games and dancing! All our workshops went great. The students each led or co-lead a workshop themselves. Line dancing was a hit. :) we did cowboy night theme today and it went great too. It was our first day of classes and everyone did well. We have about 7 campers in each class. Some are shy but ...


A travel blog entry by davefrendy


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Birkenau also had 2 smaller chambers, further out in the woods. It was one of these that were sabotaged and blown up by prisoners who then escaped into the woods. Every single one of them was recaptured however, and summarily executed. The tour concluded at the monument, dedicated to all those who suffered and died at the camp during its time of operation.

After the tour we headed back to the bus, and met another couple. The guy was from ...


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