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For possibly the first time ever on our travels we went our separate ways for part of a day! Coming to this part of Poland I wanted to visit Auschwitz and Birkenau to see and maybe comprehend a little more this significant, cruel and brutal part of our modern history. Craig, on the other hand, did not need to see. So after an early breakfast I joined the Discover Cracow Auschwitz tour - picked up from the hotel door for the 1.5 hr ...
... Silesia. The chemical giant I.G. Farben, had expressed an interest in utilizing this labor force, as well. Extensive construction work began in October, 1941, under terrible conditions and with massive loss of life. About 10,000 Russian POWs died in the process.
The main camp population grew from 18,000 in December, 1942 to 30,000 in March, 1943. In July or August, 1941, Himmler briefed Höss about the 'Final Solution'. On September 3, 1941, Soviet POWs ...
... to turn inured to the scale of the killings in a picturesque setting of an old horse barracks .
To the right is a special double-concertina-wired enclosure – this was the block meant to house the captured Soviet Prisoners-of-war (Ps-oW) – whose fate singled them out for particularly harsh treatment at the hands of the Germans. These captives were mostly from the early phase of the war – from the German invasion of the Soviet Union, ...
... puts it to good use. At the hostel we showered, had dinner and packed our bags.
Tomorrow we are off to Dublin, Ireland! We have an early morning flight (preceded by a walk in the dark and cold to the bus station). We are flying Ryanair, so cross your fingers that we meet all of their strict requirements and get to Ireland without a glitch.
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... in the passageway when the train stopped at 1:30AM and I happened to see one of the cabins empty out completely. I moved my stuff into it and laid down across 3 chairs. The train must have stayed at that stop for two hours because I got a good nap in! Just before we got to Prague my original cabin-mates came and found me to ask if I had seen anyone suspicious enter their cabin or walking on the train. One of the girls' bag was stolen during the ...