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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    Auschwitz Concentration Camp

    A travel blog entry by jeffreychun on Dec 01, 2015

    1 photo

    ... more than 100,000 pairs of shoes, 12,000 kitchen utensils, 3,800 suitcases and 350 striped camp garments.

    The first Nazi base in Auschwitz, named after the nearby Silesian town of Oświęcim, was set up in May 1940, 37 miles west of Krakow. Now known as Auschwitz I, the site covered 40 square kilometres.

    In January 1942, the Nazi party decided to roll out the “Final Solution”. Camps dedicated solely to the extermination of Jews had been ...

    Visiting Auschwitz: The Second Entry

    A travel blog entry by christinewesten on Jun 03, 2015

    4 comments, 10 photos

    ... full blast, but I guess I could deal with that. The return trip took over 2 hours. Oh and I wanted a salad for dinner but couldn't find one so I took the next best thing, a kebab wrap that had lettuce, tomato and cucumber.

    In the book I bought, there is a section about the debate of whether to call it a museum, memorial, or cemetery. Some wanted to plow it all under to erase it from the landscape. I am not ...

    Community and Holiness on the Road, in Poland

    A travel blog entry by samcohon on Jan 28, 2015

    5 comments, 5 photos

    ... with museum personnel. One or two high level people swung by, mostly by accident. And we had to go into the main tent for the event in small groups, and were kept pretty far away from the leading participants. It’s not like we all got half an hour with Steven Spielberg.

    But everyone in the press followed the rules and was respectful of the Polish police, even when instructions were confused or nonsensical. There was a sense of respect for ...

    Auschwitz - Death revisited

    A travel blog entry by shikharp on May 29, 2014

    40 photos

    ... out the cans of Zyklon B, and then cover the opening. The gas would take about 20 minutes to take effect, and slowly the frantic attempts of the dying prisoners would ebb away. At the end of a period of time, after visually inspecting the interiors of the chamber through a peep-hole, the guards or prisoners wearing masks would empty out the bodies of the deceased prisoners, and rinse down the chamber.

    A few steps from the chamber, and within the ...

    Auschwitz & Birkenau

    A travel blog entry by mikeraph on Nov 05, 2013

    44 photos

    ... but hair... that's part of a person. It was horrifying.

    The whole experience was depressing, but worthwhile. For me it was not as confronting as some people say, as you pretty much know the basics of what occurred there. But to stand in the place where these atrocities were committed is a very sobering experience nonetheless. A chance to visit an important site of 20th century history, and pay your respects to those that suffered and died ...