Hotel Silvia

Address: ul Knurowska 17, Zabrze, Southern Poland, 41-800, Poland | Hotel
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This hotel is located on ul Knurowska 17, Zabrze.
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Travel Blogs from Zabrze

Nazi Concentration Camps

A travel blog entry by sandyhart on Jun 28, 2013

1 comment, 9 photos

We spent several hours touring Auschtitz and then Birkenau with a young Polish guide whose great grandfather had been imprisoned there in the early 1940s as a political prisoner. The complex of brick dormitories had been a military base and was converted into a prison for various "undesirables" by the Third Reich (e.g., criminals, communists, Polish intelligensia and dissidents, gypsies, Jews, and Jehovah's Witnesses) after Germany invaded Poland ...

Auschwitz

A travel blog entry by hannahteebay on Jul 04, 2012

... of the war and why it happened, this is simple, and yet explosive. One of the exhibits was simply tonnes of human hair which had been shaved from the Jewish and other captives as they had entered the camp, that the Germans had hoped to one day use in their textile industry. Another room showed all of the personal belongings – thousands upon thousands of pairs of shoes, of all different sizes; thousands of pots and pans, and jackets and suitcases, and hairbrushes and eyeglasses. ...

Auschwitz I

A travel blog entry by k8ttie on Nov 06, 2010

100 photos

... feeling of wanting to be physically sick and I think it was purely because I could not cope with the shear weight of horror. I can't even begin to imagine what those prisoners went through. Speechless.


We then moved onto an area were the Gestapo base at Auschwitz I was, near the only last remaining gas chamber. We were told the story of Rudolf Franz Ferdinand ...

Friends, Fun, and... Fake Murders!

A travel blog entry by meluebke on Nov 07, 2009

... to sing and/or perform their announcement. It was so funny to listen to Anna from Minnesota rap her announcement about Bible study or Marek, the student intern for Zabrze, sing about our day.

Off to a great start!

While everyone else started to warm-up for rehearsal, the band got together to rehearse a winter medley. Yup, that's right! We are performing a winter medley come mid-November. We will be singing Jingle Bells, Sleigh Ride, O Tannenbaum, and ...

Overwhelmed

A travel blog entry by meluebke on Nov 07, 2009

1 photo

... the images that I saw and that keep replaying in my mind. I'd love to have a conversation with anyone upon my return, however. I would rather talk to you about my experience than write about it. I want to make it a personal experience for those of you that may never have the opportunity to travel there. Let me know when you want to talk.

However, I'd like to provide you with a brief history of Auschwitz in this post. I'm not sure how long ...