Olimpijski Hotel

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

Heavy

A travel blog entry by sverregunnersen

3
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... watch the execution of both the child and the mother before meeting their own inevitable demise: being shot in the back of the neck, or hanged. A gas chamber was next, with the attached furnace. This was a small one: only able to gas and cremate about a thousand people per hour. The holes in which the gas was pumped were pointed out to us by the guide. From there we were taken by bus to Auschwitz II - a much larger camp - where we were shown the remains ...

Auschwitz - Death revisited

A travel blog entry by shikharp

40

... it is perhaps natural for the next generation to question – ‘did it really happen?’ not out of any perceived anti-Semitism, but the fact that such scale of human extermination is truly hard to imagine. In a few years, all survivors would have moved to the next world, so it is even more imperative to ensure such horrors are not diluted as time goes on, and those who get a chance to make the journey – should do so, and communicate that ...

Fabulous Machine

A travel blog entry by ejm56

11

... an Extermination Camp, but also a Work Camp. The two functions existed side by side, hence the familiar sign encouraging a good work ethic. You can even see Auschwitz survivors talking on television. It is only an hour away from Krakow in Western Poland, so it is easily accessible to the world. And there is a bit of an Auschwitz Industry, too. It all makes for an irresistible pull: "This way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen!"
Auschwitz began its life first as a prison camp for ...

Yesterday

A travel blog entry by rachel.blazer

4

... We were Jews willingly leaving the Aushwitz. We then moved to Birkenau. At Birkenau we gathered on the train tracks to once again hear the story of our survivor Jack who was imprisoned and lost his sister there. We started our tour at a very special barrack. This barrack was the home of our survivor Sidonia. Sidonia stood by the bed that she and nine other girls shared and told us about her experiences at the camp. The bed was so small. I could picture three maybe four people ...

Today

A travel blog entry by rachel.blazer

2
11

... but also courage. Walking along the tracks within Birkenau there were handmade plaques from every march participant to represent the reason they were walking. It was so interesting to see who and what drove their desire to be apart of the march. On my plaque I wrote the names of all our survivors families to honor the respect I have for them and the respect I have for their stories. What I then witnessed was truly remarkable. ...

Location

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