Klimczok Hotel Resort & SPA
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
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... and saw many faces of those killed or unaccounted for....and I haven't even gone inside yet.
I read: "Throughout the world, Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. The German forces occupying Poland during the Second World War established a concentration camp, on the outskirts of the town of Oswiecim, in 1940; the Germans called the town Auschwitz and that is the name by which the camp was known. Over the next years it ...
... camp; a family camp; a camp for holding and sorting plundered goods and a women's camp. Auschwitz III provided slave labor, for a major industrial plant run by I.G. Farben, for producing synthetic rubber. The highest number of inmates, including the sub-camps, was 155,000. The estimated number of deaths: 2.1 to 2.5 million killed in gas chambers, of whom about 2 million were Jews, Poles, Gypsies and Soviet POWs. About 330,000 deaths were from other causes ...
... that does not reduce its odiousness.
Leading from the entrance sign, are rows of reddish-brown brick barracks, with sloping roofs. This location would be used by the SS to display the bodies of escapees and others caught stealing from the camp – as a deterrent to the prisoners who would be led out of the main gate to work in the adjoining industrial complex. IG Farben and a few other companies would produce the war materiel at the Buna ...
... and finally bunk beds that were stacked three high. Sanitation conditions were horrendous and account for why disease spread so fast among these close living quarters. John and I noticed that we were cold in the buildings even though we had proper clothes on and it was heated. It is hard to imagine how miserable the people kept here must have been during the extreme temperatures.
A few other barracks depicted other aspects of the prisoner's ...
... were gassed but before they were burned, which was sent to Germany and used in their textile industry, and the suitcases with people’s names written on them as they were given false hope that they would be getting their stuff back. There was also a hallway filled with named photographs with dates of when they entered the camp and when they died. This gave perspective to how terrible it was as ...