Travel Blogs from Bielsko-Biala
... prisoners were forced to use the toilet at the same time. We saw the gas chamber and crematorium that the SS men attempted to blow up and destroy when the Allies were on their way to liberate the camp.
A very touching moment on the tour happened at Birkenau. In the back there is a large memorial sculpture to the victims. At this memorial there was a large group of visitors from Israel. They gathered around the memorial and the Rabbi or ...
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 ...
... exhibits showing documents, photos, remaining personal items. Luggage bags were labelled with names and other identifying information, because prisoners were told that they would be able to pick up their bags after a shower. Of course, that didn't happen. Even human hair from the prisoners was sent back to Germany for making cloth. The baracks where belongings stripped from prisoners upon arrival were referred to ...
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 ...
... Cyclon B which induces vomiting and a very painful death.
From there we moved onto Auschwitz II-Birkenau and continued the tour with the same guide. We no longer wore the headsets we had at the first camp and the camp seemed very open compared to the first. Again, the weather made it seem as if we weren't in a site where so many mass exterminations took place and it was very hard to fathom. I think I'm still taking in everything I saw and I can't ...
Other places to stay in Bielsko-Biala
ul. Zywiecka 93, Bielsko-Biala | 3 star hotelfrom $46
Bystrzanska 48, Bielsko-Biala | 4 star hotelfrom $72
12, 3 Maja Street, Bielsko-Biala | Hotelfrom $67
al Armii Krajowej 316, Bielsko-Biala | Hotelfrom $33
ul. Zapora 3, Bielsko-Biala | 5 star hotelfrom $77
220 Armii Krajowej Avenue, Bielsko-Biala | Hotelfrom $26
ul Mostowa 2, Bielsko-Biala | 4 star hotelfrom $67