Hotel Piramida Katowice Tychy
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- Shuttle bus service
- Smoking rooms available
- Concierge desk
- Reduced mobility rooms
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... I expected them to toast it somehow or melt the cheese, especially when they said they'd bring it to the table. But no, that was exactly what it was - a piece of bread topped with cold cheese and fig. Still, it was nice. We killed a bit of time before it was time to be picked up. Our driver was Paul and he was pretty talkative for the 1.5 hour drive to Auschwitz. We passed many corn crops and Paul remarked that Poland was entirely self-sufficient. It might ...
... flowers. Amazing! Dinner at the hotel with Wojtek, his wife Gabriella and five year old son William. Wojtek works in historical archives and is helping me uncover my family history. Lovely young people who then took us to see their house which they are slowly restoring. It looks as if it hasn't been touched in its hundred years and needs much restoration. At present it is uninhabitable. A real labour of love! Tomorrow Zakopane in the Tatra ...
... camp population was bursting at the seams, it was used to offload the prisoners at a distance, and walk them to the main camp.
After about 10 minutes, we reached the main reception area for visitors. It is a plain, under-stated enclosure, and except for the massive arrays of barbed wire pillars, does not initially reveal the actual nature of the location. It is appropriately under-stated, with audio and guide-led tours in English, German, Russian, ...
... after being gassed. We were also allowed to enter the actual gas chamber and see the ovens that were used to cremate the bodies. It was an eerie experience being inside a place that had housed so much sad and awful behavior.
After the gas chamber we wandered around the various barracks where prisoners were kept during their stay. Some of the barracks are now open to the public and house different exhibitions. One exhibition had a room with a ...
... exhibits showing documents, photos, remaining personal items. Luggage bags were labelled with names and other identifying information, because prisoners were told that they would be able to pick up their bags after a shower. Of course, that didn't happen. Even human hair from the prisoners was sent back to Germany for making cloth. The baracks where belongings stripped from prisoners upon arrival were referred to ...