Hotel Silvia

Address: ul Knurowska 17, Zabrze, Southern Poland, 41-800, Poland | Hotel
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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

... Over the next 5 years, as many as 1.3 million people died there from disease, starvation, forced labor, hanging, firing squads, torture, "medical" experiments, and the infamous gas chambers. Most prisoners were brought there by train passing through the gates crowned by the infamous motto, "Arbeit macht frei" (work makes you free). Until the moment of their death, many of the prisoners believed the fiction that they were being relocated to some ...

The run around / La recorrida

A travel blog entry by journeythrough on Jul 08, 2012

16 photos

... made up about 90% of the prisoners. The rest were gypsies, political prisoners, intellectuals from many nations, monks, priests, and more. One display picture shows a woman who weighed 46 kilograms when she arrived, and 2 months later she only weighed 23 kilograms. Starvation, exhaustion, medical experiments, punishments, and executions were all ways people died here. There was a hallway with portraits of hundreds of prisoners with their date ...

Auschwitz II - Birkenau

A travel blog entry by k8ttie on Nov 06, 2010

33 photos

... never out, was overwhelming, to say the least.

There is a railway line that runs directly into the center of Birkenau, the tracks ending with gas chambers on either side. Prisoners were given an examination by doctors on entering and if they weren't deemed fit to work they were marched to the end of the road to their death in the gas chambers.

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 ...


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 ...