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... Going to the right indicated that you were now a worker for the Third Reich and you would be sentence to shocking living conditions, practically starved to death and made to work eleven to twelve hours of back breaking work each day. You also had to live in filthy camp houses that had either straw or wooden bunk beds to sleep in. Each individual bunk bed would house six or seven people and you were not allowed to go to the toilet unless it was a designated toilet break. ...
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 ...
... the pain & fear that these people suffered & I was relieved to be moving onto the next building. That relief was short lived as we approached the first mass gas chamber used by the Nazis. This large concrete bunker type building was previously a military arms store but when the orders came from high command to execute the final solution it was converted to a chamber of mass murder killing 700 people at a time.
On entry to the chamber an obvious silence comes ...
... people and in Oświęcim alone approximately 20,000 kilograms (about 20 tons) of Cyclon B was used.
Everybody was dead after 15 - 20 minutes and the bodies were processed. Rings, earrings, teeth with gold fillings and hair would be removed before the bodies were taken to the incinerators.
The victims personal property that wouldn't fit on the trainloads
shipped back to Germany was stored in warehouses ...
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 ...
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