Hotel Przystan nad Sola

Address: 17 Mostowa Street, Oswiecim, Southern Poland, Poland | Hotel
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This hotel is located on 17 Mostowa Street, Oswiecim.
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    Travel Blogs from Oswiecim

    Visiting Auschwitz: The Second Entry

    A travel blog entry by christinewesten on Jun 03, 2015

    4 comments, 10 photos

    ... and people died by hangings, executions or gassing. However Auschwitz II-Birkenau was the larger, death camp site. The exhibits in the buildings are very well done and range from documents from when the camp was active to displays of belongings of the people brought to the camp. There is a room full of hair, one full of prosthetic limbs and of course the piles of shoes. An exhibit tries to portray what daily life ...

    The March of the Living

    A travel blog entry by lamotl2015 on Apr 16, 2015

    2 comments, 26 photos

    ... With us, we each had a placard with an inscription each individual wrote as to why they were on the March or who they were Marching in memory (or in honor) of. Each of the placards was placed in the train tracks that had previously been used to transport Jews to their death on a daily basis. It was, in fact, a stark reminder that although it was overwhelming to see almost 10,000 people descend into (and then out of) Birkenau, ...

    Auschwitz, Horror and Hope.

    A travel blog entry by adventureornone on Oct 05, 2014

    6 photos

    Auschwitz. How do you describe the magnitude of what happened there. Words; depressing, disbelief, anger, sadness, hope, sin, a horrible world, resistance. Here are some things I remember from the tour. An Orchestra was used to keep people in time to match out to work. Colorful shoes and sandals in the masses of shoes in the display. A display with masses of hair cut from people's heads. The suitcases with names and addresses of people (like we have on our bags) that ...


    A travel blog entry by fergalicious on Sep 27, 2014

    18 photos

    ... work related, this camp was purely for extermination. One of the gas chambers for disposal of "evidence" was located within a stones throw away from the Commandant's home where he lived with his wife and five children. As the camp swelled with occupants, it grew and several more areas were erected. The operation turned truly sinister when the Birkenau grounds were built where livestock pens were converted to barracks and old ...

    "The Banality of Evil"

    A travel blog entry by 2aussiesinavan on Aug 16, 2013

    7 photos

    ... out of Canberra and on talkback radio relating to asylum seekers, this is a lesson that needs to be relearnt again and again.

    One final observation that I felt summed up the experience for me, we stopped at the wall where "political prisoners" were executed, the guide just mentioned casually one victim stood behind another in order to economise on bullets!