Hotel Silvia

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

Auschwitz, part 2

A travel blog entry by laurenmichaud on Oct 18, 2014

15 photos

... chosen ones. The Sonderkommando were the Jews who stripped dead bodies of clothing, personal effects and rolled their bodies on gurneys into the ovens.

The Sonderkommando joined other Jews who survived by dint of their artistic talents, their scientific or medical skills and other attributes. It also helped to be fluent in the German language. This photograph and accompanying description shows an orchestra made up of Jewish musicians ...

Auschwitz & Birkenau Nazi Death Camps

A travel blog entry by brent_n_dani on Aug 13, 2012

1 comment, 56 photos

... crowd & we are taken into the large area. As I looked closely at the walls I could see scratch marks in the plaster coating of the concrete, this brought home the horror of the events that occurred in a shocking way.

The room next to the chamber had 2 very large furnaces used to cremate the bodies. These furnaces were destroyed by the Nazis when the larger chambers at Birkinow were built. Our guide explained that when the site became a tourism exhibit the company that ...

Auschwitz- Oswiecim

A travel blog entry by rachelniewiada on Jul 03, 2011

4 comments, 5 photos

... room, the total amount of hair found after the liberation was more than 15,000 lbs!!! 15,000 lbs. of human hair! Hair doesn't even weigh that much. Simply abhorrent.

After Auschwitz I, we continued to Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Birkenau was built in 1941 to help the flow of the main camp. Birkenau was the camp used for gassing (or 'showering' as the victims were told). They built four crematoria total in Birkenau to exterminate the ...

On Complications

A travel blog entry by addicted2travel on May 19, 2010

20 photos

... which I've gotten into trouble while's getting disturbingly long. Deported from England, jaywalking in Austria, trespassing in Poland, and that's not even everything...everyone gets to their 5 minutes of fame in different ways. It looked muddy through the fences, but we didn't see any flooding, and we were convinced that they should open. We traveled thousands of miles to see this...let us in! Because obviously, 3 women from the ...

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 ...