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... Europe' where he visits the Chapel of St. Kinga inside the mines which left him in awe at the nature of the work done in rock salt by miners and artists alike. When we reached the 'Wieliczka Rynek - Kopalnia' train stop from 'Kraków Główny', we looked for signs outside the station to reach the Danilowicz Shaft entrance (around 200 m from station). This is where the popular 'Tourist Route' starts.At 5:30 PM , we started off the tour with a ...
... to three bodies were piled on a trolley at a time and inserted into an oven. At Auschwitz, combined, the five crematoria, each with multiple ovens, could cremate 5,500 persons a day. This job fell to the Sonderkommandos. The Sonderkommando is that group of Jews singled out to deal with their coreligionists. It is a touchy and difficult subject. Someone had to deal with the physical remains of the dead and the SS certainly had no intention of ...
It is tough for any one –historian or someone from the general public - to write any sort of an account on a subject so odious as the World War II (WWII) death camps, and the most notorious of them all, Auschwitz. Much has been written about a place so synonymous with human genocide, yet the true stories about lesser-known aspects, such as why were they allowed to continue their murderous regime right till the dying days of the war, when ...
... you need to ease into Birkenau). Hearing German at that moment put me on edge.
But that was great. Not only did it make the experience more authentic, but it was great that Germans were going to Auschwitz. Auschwitz belongs to everyone. It's a reminder to everyone. All of humanity has the potential to perform acts of kindness or horror. We all should visit Auschwitz to be vigilant not to succumb to our darker instincts.
DAY 190 – 08/07/13 – KRAKOW – AUSCHWITZ – KRAKOW
After enjoying the last two days in pleasurable Krakow, we now had a tough day ahead. We were heading to the World War II, Nazi labour and death camps, infamously known as Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II Birkenau. The best way to get there and experience this place was with a tour and we thought it would be about time to stop making up our own history and stories when we arrived at ...