Palac Wisniewski

Address: ul. ks. Popieluszki 13, Piekary Slaskie, Southern Poland, 41-940, Poland | Hotel
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This hotel is located on ul. ks. Popieluszki 13, Piekary Slaskie.
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    Travel Blogs from Piekary Slaskie

    Black Madonna, Polish Piety, & Jacob Frank

    A travel blog entry by samcohon on Jan 28, 2015

    7 comments, 11 photos

    ... piety of the pilgrims was evident. I also attended the “unveiling ceremony” in which a silver screen is slowly lowered—some sort of electric process—while live organ and trumpet music play a dramatic fanfare. In spite of the theatricality of the presentation, for the rest of the visitors during this short experience this was not a show, but a profound religious experience.

    Pope John Paul II, of course, was the Polish ...

    Day 12 - Auschwitz... On Our Way To Warsaw

    A travel blog entry by ourgreatescapes on Aug 24, 2014

    8 photos

    ... bodies were taken out of the gas chambers and pushed to pits, where they were burned in the open. Between January, 1942, and March, 1943, 175,000 Jews were gassed to death here, of whom 105,000 were killed from January to March, 1943.

    Up to this point, Auschwitz accounted for only 11% of the victims of the 'Final Solution'. However, in August, 1942, planning began for the construction of 4 large-scale gassing facilities. It appears from the plans, that ...

    Auschwitz - Death revisited

    A travel blog entry by shikharp on May 29, 2014

    40 photos

    ... Double-wired fences, with signs proclaiming ‘CTOI’ (Shtoi, meaning ‘Stop’) enclosing these areas would be electrified at night to deter any escapees.

    As one retraces the steps back to the front gate, and with the Russian PoWs enclosure to the left, the sight of a single wooden gallows is seen. This is the gallows where the prison Commandant Rudolph Hoss would be hung in 1946 at the end of a Polish court sentence. He had ...

    The terrors in Oswiecim

    A travel blog entry by wjtoh on Dec 18, 2013

    3 photos

    ... camp we visited had two major sites, the first one was the larger one with many exhibitions inside the actual buildings in the camp. The exhibit portrayed mostly history about the Holocaust that happened, and many of the belongings of the victims were excavated and shown in displays. There were also exhibitions showcasing the sufferings of the victims in the concentration camp and how they were ill-treated and forced to labour for ...

    Nazi Concentration Camps

    A travel blog entry by sandyhart on Jun 28, 2013

    1 comment, 9 photos

    ... of Zyklon-B gas. After removing gold fillings, prisoners transferred the bodies from the gas chambers to four furnaces where they were cremated. Prisoners (under the direction of the SS) also neatly sorted the stolen possessions of those who had been murdered. A sot of macabre recycling. The ashes of the dead were used as fertilizer, thrown into ponds or spread between the barracks. For this reason, the entire camp complex is considered a grave ...