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... Poles, 21,000 Roma, 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war and at least 10,000 from other nationalities. More people died at Auschwitz than at any other Nazi concentration camp and probably than at any death camp in history.
The Soviet troops found grisly evidence of the horror. About 7,000 starving prisoners were found alive in the camp. Millions of items of clothing that once belonged to men, women and children were discovered along with 6,350kg of human hair. The Auschwitz ...
... occupants along with a placard beneath their picture showing the date they arrived and when they died. Prisoners arriving in the Summer lasted as long as a couple months. Those arriving in Winter didn't make it much longer than a couple weeks. Every portrait looked the same. Shaved-head, sunken eyes, and the look of unsuspecting bewilderment.
We eventually made it to the building where collections of the prisoners ...
... 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, ...