Olimpijski Hotel

2a Chemikow St., Oswiecim, Southern Poland, 32-600, Poland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Oswiecim

Auschwitz - Death revisited

A travel blog entry by shikharp

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... did in fact happen.

So, sometime in Oct 2008, as the financial world was imploding in the post-housing boom collapse and the death of large Wall Street banks such as Lehmann Brothers, I got an assignment to meet with our developers located in Gdansk, Poland. Gdansk itself is a historic city, the birthplace of the Polish Solidarity movement in the 70s and 80s under Lech Walesa.


But less is known that Gdansk, on the Baltic Sea coast, ...

Fabulous Machine

A travel blog entry by ejm56

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... 1940, and then as a PoW camp for Soviets. The Germans had found a ready made facility at the Polish town of Oswiecim in the form of a big Polish army base, complete with block upon block of sturdy, brick barracks: a prison camp ready and waiting. At this stage in its career, Auschwitz was a conventional National Socialist Konzentration Lager. Many of the first Polish prisoners died in gruelling and thankless work trying to drain nearby swampy land, the intention being to create ...

Yesterday

A travel blog entry by rachel.blazer

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... not nine. I could not imagine nine people sharing this bed with only one blanket for all of them. But there we were hearing how Sidonia did it and survived. We then walked almost in silence around the remnants of the mens side, two crematoriums, and a lake. But this wasn't an ordinary lake that we had stopped to see. It was a lake that contained the ashes of people cremated at Birkenau. i instantly got the chills. We walked to a crematorium that had been where Jack's sister had died. ...

Today

A travel blog entry by rachel.blazer

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... a Torah scroll be completed with the help of six survivors. They then explained how that this Torah scroll will be marched with in all future March of the Living programs. To top it off we closed the main program with the singing of Hatikvah. Who 70 years ago would of thought that 10,00 people from around the world with many wrapped in Israeli flags would be singing the national anthem of Israel on the site of the ...

Auschwitz-Birkenau

A travel blog entry by lamotl2014

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... to bear witness for Freddy and his brother, and now with the passing of both these great men, Monise served as the witness for their stories.

We were then toured around Auschwitz by tour guides and we congregated together at the remaining gas chamber and crematorium. A haunting and powerful sight.

We then made the short drive to Birkenau, the death camp ...

Location

This hotel, located on 2a Chemikow St., Oswiecim, is near Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation.
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