Ibis Budget Katowice Centrum
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The 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz (and Auschwitz II-Birkenau and Monowitz camps) today was held on a cold, snowy, windy Tuesday. The slush around the huge camp was frozen into icy slurry when I arrived by bus from Krakow in the early morning, slippery and rough to walk over. It was on this day 70 years ago that Red Army troops ended the torture and murder of the Jews at Auschwitz, and it is this day that Europeans, and most around the world, ...
... city, and not really historical – main claim to fame is an enormous coal mine because it’s in Silesia which is Poland’s coal producing area. The city centre has changed since we were here two years ago, there’s road redevelopment and new and re-building going on all around. There’s a new bus station underground and the railway station has been tidied up – a few years ago it had ...
... was a Benedictine settlement.(A bit of Info for Pete and DM).
Wandas navigating today was fantastic until we arrived in town and thought that we would book our Hotel thru the usual Booking .com.
The navigator told me to stop right there which without hesitation I did,you do when a school teacher tells you to.
However, we were in a "no parking zone',which we didnt notice until two policeman pull up in front of ...
... a place with so much history. I felt so lucky to be visiting the most well known concentration camp in the history of World War Two. Our flight left on Saturday around twelve o' clock. Once we landed in Katowice, we got on a bus and picked up our tour guide for the next five days. He was pretty cool and really smart but very boring at times. Before checking into the Hotel, we went to the Black Madonna. According to our tour guide this ...
... in 3 of these were Hungarian. There are rooms filled with human hair, one with shoes, one with suitcases and one with hair brushes, all of with were found by the liberators of the camp at the end of the war and belonged to victums of the gas chambers. We learnt about the absolute inhumane and horrible ways prisioners were treated, the conditions they lived in and the punishments dealt out for 'crimes'. ...