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... how it was the Russians that liberated the death camps, letters of gratitude from ex prisoners to Russia... I was so engrossed in the visit that I stayed until the museum closed, at 8, and then the storm came. I went to shop for groceries for dinner, rode my bike a bit outside the city, and set my tent up in a small field of high grass near a river...there I had dinner in my tent and a short sleep, absorbing all that I had seen during the ...
... Then we arrived at the main cathedral. It's 300 meters under ground, and huge. It can hold between 500-600 people. It's absolutely breathtaking. We took lots of pictures, but I don't think they will capture the magic of the room. Huge chandeliers, a gorgeous altar, and scenes all around the room. At the opposite end of the cathedral is a larger than life statue of Pope John Paul II. Most of the work was done by amateur sculptors who worked in the mines.They actually hold weddings ...
... to live as long as they were able to work in farms, mines or factories (many of the German companies that benefitted from concentration-camp labor, such as Siemen, IG Farben, and Bayer are still in business!). Everyone else was sent to the left where they were immediately taken to the gas chambers and killed. Huge concrete rooms were build into which hundreds of arriving prisoners were herded after being stripped and then murdered ...
... the building where the "Angel of Death", Dr Josef Mengler conducted his experiments using people as guinea pigs. We also walked through the gas chamber and saw the holes in the ceiling where the Zyklon B was dropped causing the chemical reaction that suffocated 100s at a time. We then saw the crematoria where the victims were burnt.
We then took a bus to the adjacent camp 3 kilometres away ...
... 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 ...
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