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We took an early morning tour to the concentration camps Auschwitzt and Birkenau in Oswiecim 70 km West of Krakow. I have some knowledge of the atrocities of the occupying Nazis during the war but the detail and extent of the program was a revelation. In short, more than 1,200,000 people were killed at these camps alone. Originally built to control and exterminate Poles, it soon took in prisoners from over 20 European countries. The vast ...
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 ...
... were capable of "processing" up to 2,000 victims at a time. Told they were being showered people would be herded into a changing room where they undressed before being herded into a 210 square meter (235 square yard) "shower" room, the doors closed and sealed and cyclon B poured into the chamber through openings in the ceiling. According to Rudolf Höss approximately 5 - 7 kilograms (about 11 - 15.5 lbs) of Cyclon B were required to kill about ...
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 ...
... to 10 people on each bed, sleeping on wooden support beams. In winter (minus 20-30 degrees at night) people would die before morning, and in summer disease would spread like wildfire.
It wasn't until an experiment with a gas called Cyclone B that it became about mass genocide. Cyclone B is a cyanide based pesticide that was described by the Nazi's as 'the humanitarian way to die' and was their answer to the 'final solution of the Jewish problem'. ...
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ul. Zywiecka 93, Bielsko-Biala | 3 star hotelfrom $42
Bystrzanska 48, Bielsko-Biala | 4 star hotelfrom $66
12, 3 Maja Street, Bielsko-Biala | Hotelfrom $59
al Armii Krajowej 316, Bielsko-Biala | Hotelfrom $27
ul. Zapora 3, Bielsko-Biala | 5 star hotelfrom $66
220 Armii Krajowej Avenue, Bielsko-Biala | Hotelfrom $26
ul Mostowa 2, Bielsko-Biala | 4 star hotelfrom $60