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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A Visit to Auschwitz

A travel blog entry by sjaeurotrip on Mar 16, 2015

1 comment, 1 photo

Today was a long awaited, but somber day. The day started off a little bit tense when some members of the group slept in and were late to the bus, while a couple of others had to be left behind due to the tight schedule. Luckily, being a responsible bunch, the group of boys were able to take a cab to meet up with the group. Today was the day that the group was brought to Auschwitz and Birkenau, two of the ...


A travel blog entry by lisabott on Aug 28, 2012

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... I was pretty prepared for what lay ahead of us. There is something that makes you very thoughtful when you are there, you imagine what it would be like if that had been you or your family. We have all heard the horror stories and seen the pictures, but when you are where it really happened, you look into the eyes of the people in those pictures and you can see them as real people. We saw the rooms stacked up high with ...

Auschwitz Extermination camp.

A travel blog entry by 92.days.vagrant on May 24, 2011

2 comments, 148 photos

... reception area until we went to bed.

The next morning we woke up early and headed off to the camp. We had heard that there might be a guided tour in English around 11am and we wanted to get there earlier than that. We made it at 9:30am and were told there was an English movie at 10am and our guided tour would follow immediately after. The movie, to be honest, was nothing special – and I found that the choice to have the dialogue accompanied by classical music a ...

Auschwitz and Birkenau

A travel blog entry by sueandjeremy on Mar 03, 2010

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... flimsy garments whatever the weather.

First we watched a very moving film in the cinema. It was made at the end of the war and shows the conditions in the camps then, along with many prisoners. It describes what was done to them.

After this we made out way to the main gate, which is where the sign 'Arbeit Macht Frei' (Work Makes You Free) was stolen in 2009. There was a reproduction sign over the gate, and as it is made of steel rod, it would be impossible to tell it ...

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 ...