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... were experienced in these facilities, and many other like them, during World War II, however I will be forever changed having visited this place. The tour of the Auschwitz I and Birkenau (Auschwitz II) grounds took a little over 3hrs and our Polish guide was very informative and respectful. I headed back to the hotel, had some room service Italian, watched some champions league football and then lay awake contemplating life, the universe and everything in ...
... torture, starvation, flogging, experimentation (some of the most disgusting possible ways too). But.... It did happen. We as humans must be ashamed that we are capable of such atrocities... I'd like to believe there is no way this will ever, ever happen again. Auschwitz-Birkenau sees close to a million visitors every year, and to my surprise, many of them children in school. It's cliché to say 'we can never forget', but I don't think ...
... 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 ...
... to make fabric, rugs, stuffing of cushions, etc. The one that was the most touching for me was the chamber full of children’s shoes, and the display of the clothing taken from the very little children and babies. It was heartbreaking.
At the second camp, Birkenau, we toured the buildings where the prisoners were housed; the number of barracks, or blocks, was innumerable – stretching off into the distance. We saw the latrines ...