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No excursions or activities to post today. I didn't find out until the day rolled on, but many of the in-town sites are closed on Mondays. Schindler's Factory and Wawel Castle were the two I wanted to see today; but no worries, they'll still be there later in the week. Tomorrow is the big day, the trip out to Auschwitz. It makes me feel... well, …
... the camp hospital perished during the trial. The Nazis soon came to realise that the more pellets used, the greater the extermination. 2000 people at a time were exterminated in the larger gas chambers built at Birkenau. At the height of the killings at Birkenau, crematorium workers had to work 24 hours a day in order to meet the demand, hence the bodies were burnt in outdoor pits.
We walked to the edge of the Auschwitz camp where we saw the gallows ...
... was difficult. The cull was done on arrival. If you were considered unfit to work you went straight to the gas chambers. If you weren't sent to the gas chambers, most survived less than 2-3 mths. The chamber we entered held around 1500 people. It was the size of a tennis court. They piled them in then dropped containers of gas into the chambers. It took 5 to - 10 minutes for most to die, after 30 minutes it was opened and survivors shot. Apparently in ...
... actual mine, as it would take weeks to look at it all. After to tour had ended we were offered an extended tour of a new part that have been opened recently, we jumped at the chance obviously. Had to wait for an English speaking tour for some time, but it sure was worth it. Only 4 of us were on the tour so it was very closely guided, and being late in the day we were rushed through slightly but the tour guide was so funny it didn't matter because that's just what ...
... this, it is still easy to make out the layout of what once stood there.
The cold, remorseless and efficient way in which this place functioned is truly terrifying, even after nearly 70 years have passed since the camp ceased operation. Another building further along was where the prisoners selected for work were processed. They were brought in and made to strip naked. Their clothes were then cleaned and sanitized for later use by German citizens. The ...