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... and finally bunk beds that were stacked three high. Sanitation conditions were horrendous and account for why disease spread so fast among these close living quarters. John and I noticed that we were cold in the buildings even though we had proper clothes on and it was heated. It is hard to imagine how miserable the people kept here must have been during the extreme temperatures.
A few other barracks depicted other aspects of the prisoner's ...
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 ...
... harrowing. It's really the sort of place that rather than being described should be experienced. We took a few photos of the outside buildings but in the structures of the buildings it didn’t feel appropriate to take many pictures.
There were many exhibits with the things that were left behind after the camp was liberated. The two most poignant were the human hair cut from the dead bodies ...
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 ...
... for other prisoners and the few guards who risked their own lives to help inmates. What we MUST remember is that Auschwitsch is our past but we can't forget to learn the lessons of that because I have no doubt that a similar thing could be our future unless we fundamentally accept that every human life is valuable. I don't mean that it is sacred in the religious context - I simple mean that whilst each of us wants to live in peace we should have the right to do so.
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