Hotel Przystan nad Sola

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

Auschwitz

A travel blog entry by vincent.michon on Aug 09, 2014

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... and Russia agreed on splitting Poland in 1939 (the famous pact of non aggression), where the nazis assured Stalin they wanted to work "hand in hand" with him to invade Poland and share its land, also how Stalin's troops did not make a move to help the Warsaw uprising in 1944, leading to its crushing by the German troops. Of course, you see nothing of this in the Russian museum, only stories about Russian POWs managing to ...

Heavy

A travel blog entry by sverregunnersen on Jul 10, 2014

3 comments, 15 photos

... human hair from thousands of dead Jews - which the Nazis cut from their dead bodies to be used for things like the lining in their uniforms. Then we visited the death wall, where prisoners who were executed as part of a specific punishment were sent. Our guide told us that in the case of a family being executed, the order was children first, then women, then the men - this way the mothers had to watch their children be executed first, and the father ...

Auschwitz

A travel blog entry by pumpkinbeetroot on Jul 01, 2014

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... Macht Frei," - Work brings freedom. No one was ever released from these camps. There were many various displays through some of the ex barracks. One contained a collection of the goods stolen by the Germans. There was a room filled with thousands of brown leather shoes, another display had all of the wire spectacles that had been confiscated. One even contained tonnes of human hair that had been cut from victims heads which was to be used to make soldiers ...

Auschwitz - Death revisited

A travel blog entry by shikharp on May 29, 2014

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... of the death camps strung out in Eastern Germany and notably Poland. Did the fact that concentration camps were first set up by the British in the South African Boer War at the turn of the 20th century – and lead to many deaths of their inhabitants – lead to their effectiveness in dealing with the ‘undesirables’ and then be assimilated in the Nazi and Stalin-led Communist regimes ?

Does the outcome of a war grant ...

Fabulous Machine

A travel blog entry by ejm56 on May 24, 2014

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... recognised as the symbol and centrepiece of the Holocaust, because it was an astonishing factory of death, killing well over a million people. A similar number died at Treblinka in even more abject circumstances. Perhaps it is because so much of the physical fabric survives; it is not an empty field like Treblinka, and there is quite a lot to look at. It may be that there are many survivors from Auschwitz, so there are many stories to be told. This is because Auschwitz was uniquely ...

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