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... they ended up in. Next was the goods building. Jews that were being displaced were told by the Nazis to pack essentials - primarily to hide the fact that they were being sent to their deaths - and so all of the Jewish property was then sorted and generally sent back to Germany. This building contained a room of hairbrushes. A room of spectacles. A room of luggage. A room of shoes. All this was creepy enough in and of itself. But then you get to the ...
... Auschwitz is a really impressive site like no other that we have been before, mainly because it reminds us how an idea of one very charismatic person can construct so many things and affect so many lives. The bad thing in here was that this idea and all the efforts were to destroy another group of people in its totality. The visit of the concentration and extermination camp complex Auschwitz made us think again of the impacts that our ideas could have on the rest of the ...
... 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 ...
... where they were from written on them. The Jews were all told they could bring up to 50lbs of their belongings with them. They obviously packed there most valued personal possessions, only to have it all taken from them the moment they arrived to camp. Another room had a collection of glasses and prosthetics. One had children's toys and teddy bears. It was really sad to see all of it. After Auschwitz we transferred to Birkenau which is down the road. This camp was more ...
... of the war and why it happened, this is simple, and yet explosive. One of the exhibits was simply tonnes of human hair which had been shaved from the Jewish and other captives as they had entered the camp, that the Germans had hoped to one day use in their textile industry. Another room showed all of the personal belongings – thousands upon thousands of pairs of shoes, of all different sizes; thousands of pots and pans, and jackets and suitcases, and hairbrushes and eyeglasses. ...
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