Hotel Przystan nad Sola

17 Mostowa Street, Oswiecim, Southern Poland, Poland | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Oswiecim

Day 97: Auschwitz

A travel blog entry by johnnyandamber


... camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau where over a million people were killed during the Holocaust. The area is free to enter and some of the old buildings, barracks and gas chambers are open to the public.

Our first stop on our own unguided tour without a map was to the gas chamber in Auschwitz I. The chamber is in an old military storage facility that is partly underground. We entered in through the room where the dead bodies were piled up ...

The terrors in Oswiecim

A travel blog entry by wjtoh


... camp we visited had two major sites, the first one was the larger one with many exhibitions inside the actual buildings in the camp. The exhibit portrayed mostly history about the Holocaust that happened, and many of the belongings of the victims were excavated and shown in displays. There were also exhibitions showcasing the sufferings of the victims in the concentration camp and how they were ill-treated and forced to labour for ...

Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp

A travel blog entry by slbrown17


... out of wood, and they had one where it was brick. In one of the buildings, along the walls were pictures of prisoners with the date they entered and died. Many of them died the day after they arrived, but the majority only survived on a month or two.

We saw the square between Blocks 10 and 11 where they did executions. The windows facing the square were covered with either a board, or bricks. You couldn't see into the square with ...

Auschwitz & Birkenau

A travel blog entry by mikeraph


... ruins of the gas chamber, it was strange to observe such beauty in a place where such horrific acts were committed.

After Birkenau, a minibus took us to Auschwitz. By this time, the sun had completely set. And as we were one of the final tour groups of the day, the 7 of us wandered the gravel pathways between the buildings almost completely alone. Although Birkenau was the site of more deaths, Auschwitz was more confronting. This is ...

A Tour of Auschwitz and the Salt Mine

A travel blog entry by kimokini_travel


... cathedral. It must be amazing. There are several brine lakes in the caves, and stairs everywhere.

Totally enjoyed the tour, but at the end they led us into a room and told us to wait for the elevator to the surface. Our English Guide left us in a large room. We waited while several of the larger tour groups went to the elevator, and we were finally given the okay to go ahead. We walked, and walked, and walked, felt like we were being herded to who knows where, and ...


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