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... a lovely field of wheat. We've noticed it growing everywhere with it's rich colours and it looks so nice blowing in the breeze. Thankfully the soundproofing was very good and it was fairly quiet with the window shut. It was grey and drizzling, quite fitting for our visit to Auschwitz I thought. We drove the few hundred metres down to Maccas for a wrap, fairly hungry now with just a banana and the fruit bun for breakfast.
Back to the hotel for a cuppa, ...
... Jews deported in the spring and summer of 1944.
The history of Auschwitz-Birkenau as an extermination center is complex. From late 1941 to October 1942, the mortuary at Auschwitz main camp, which had already been equipped with a crematorium, was adapted as a gas chamber. It measured approximately 835 square feet. In the spring of 1942, two provisional gas chambers at Birkenau were constructed out of peasant huts, known as the 'bunkers'.
... out of wood, and they had one where it was brick. In one of the buildings, along the walls were pictures of prisoners with the date they entered and died. Many of them died the day after they arrived, but the majority only survived on a month or two.
We saw the square between Blocks 10 and 11 where they did executions. The windows facing the square were covered with either a board, or bricks. You couldn't see into the square with ...
... thingie to hear our guide and a visitors tag. We were instructed to remain close with the group, not to wander off and that bathroom breaks were to be taken only before or after the tour and that nothing was to be eaten during the tour. These instructions at any other place would be normal tour instructions and not effect me the way they did now. I had a very small (and in no way comparable ) glimpse of what it feels to be instructed on your every move, to ...
... It is such a surreal thing. As we were going around, I found I kept having to remind myself, this actually happened, this isn’t a movie and it happen pretty recently too.
From here we caught the bus to Krakow. We arrived at our accommodation and headed towards the Old Town for dinner. Along the way we found a small restaurant on a cobble street. We had a variety of 20 dumplings for dinner, they were delicious. ...