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... these camps as well as Hiroshima last year, it brings a different point of view on the human race and makes you wonder not only ''if'', but when will another disaster like this will happen... Anyway, enough with the negative thoughts... I am in Poland (Krakow) for the week and I intend on visiting the **** out of this new town!!! Let's have some fun now that the dark past has been visited! Cheers from Krakow, ...
... 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 ...
... amp; were too weak to get out of bed to use the bucket toilets. The people in the lower bunks suffered from this as well.
We moved on to the last block on one of the rows to where over 100 tourists were waiting in line to get inside. Block 11 was like a prison within a prison. Here the Nazi’s conducted very brief trials for anyone deemed to be up to no good. The severe punishments were carried out in the basement of this block.
Prisoners sentenced ...
... visitors have visited these sites.
A brief on Auschwitz-Birkenau: I didn't know it before, but Auschwitz was a Polish army camp before it became the Nazi's concentration camp for Jews. I think this distinction is important, because during WWII, the US government interred Japanese Americans into camps where the housing was ...
... the prisoners and dead bodies; it was used to stuff mattresses and make blankets.
The second camp, Auschwitz II - Birkenau was much more what I imaged when I thought of concentration camps and Auschwitz. It was very open and much larger. The housing conditions there were practically barns. We did not stay very long.
All in all, it was a very somber experience. I could only imagine what it would have actually been like to live in that horror.
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