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... to, in order to make counting them easier. The evening's headcount had to match that of the morning's - the corpses of those that had perished during the day were dragged back to the camp.
The museum is divided into the various Bezirke, each one a square brick building. One room was piled high with hair, tons, literally tons, of hair neatly braided, representing every imaginable shade and hue. There are traces of Zyklone-B in every one of those braids, as they were ...
... Soon after the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939, the Nazis declared the area around Oswiecim an "area of special interest" and forceably evacuated the locals for an area of 40 square kilometres around the town which they renamed Auschwitz. It was then reoccupied by the SS and their families and the concentration camp opened in 1940. Initially it was a camp for political prisoners, prisoners of war ...
This deserves its' stand alone blog as it is such a sensitive topic and a moving place.I don't want to take the mood down, and it wont, but it just should not be in amongst other tales as this place puts things in perspective and needs to retold respectfully. I am not going to give a history lesson here, but 1.1million people lost their lives at this concentration camp, only 7,500 were liberated. There are displays within some ...
... museum. As we drove through Dacchau, in Germany, we knew that people in the area must have known what was going on, and to say otherwise is ludicrous, especially towards the end of the war. This was sort of ‘excused’ in Dacchau, but not in Poland, where the enemy invaded, took over their land, and mass murdered their people. The vast proportion of those killed at the camps were Jewish, but many poles were sent to the camps, as were gypsies, homosexuals, and anyone who ...
... for each activity, so prayer for patience is always good. Also, pray for the polish youth leaders. The are amazing and doing a great job, but I've noticed that they get down on themselves a lot. Pray we can encourage them and for great opportunities for them to speak the truth in their discussion groups with the campers. Ok time for bed! Thanks for your prayers and comments! The team loves to hear them! Leslie for the ...