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Went Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp today. Took 1.5 hour bus ride to the site. Spent from 9am until 12pm touring Auschwitz. We took a free shuttle to the Birkenau site. Arrived back at Auschwitz at 3:30pm, in time to catch a bus back to Kraków at ...
... will, it's just too damn relevant in our history and to our existence. I couldn't put all this into words very well, it was just too... huge. Hope the pictures can relate the intensity of today. Thanks for letting me share. Also, I was way too over-whelmed with all the facts and thoughts in my head, but please take a moment and skim through these Holocaust Facts below to grasp the reality of it: http://facts.randomhistory.com/holocaus ...
... totaling 3 centers for persecution:
- Auschwitz āforced labor, experiments and torture
- Birkenauā death camp – killing facility primarily for Jewish prisoners
- Monowiceā industrial sub-camp where inmates did factory work to aid the German war effort
Approximately 1.1 million people – primarily Jews, but also including ...
... spared no punches at not only providing us with insight into the conditions at the concentration camp, the methodical system of murdering people, and the sheer amount of humanity that was lost in the one small area...more than 1 million people over the course of 5 years. I appreciated that she not only shared the history, but also tried to really impress on people that we have to understand what happened to prevent these atrocities ...
After arriving late on the Friday night into Katowice, we walked to our Hotel. Belinda was a little uneasy about some of the streets we were walking down, after walking past a couple of prostitutes some would say not without reason. Others would say, we just walked down Manchester Street.
After a good sleep we headed into town to catch a bus to Auschwitz. After asking a couple of people where to catch it from, ...