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... for those living in Auschwitz I. One building shows what the "accommodations" were like. One building, Block 11, allows you to go into the cellar where prisoners were kept in starvation cells. This is also the building where all the executions were decided on and performed.
Further along, you pass out of the barbed wire fencing and into the gas chamber. Not really anything I can say about that.
... sedentary let alone working. Auschwitz I camp was a concentration and labour camp just outside of Oświęcim in Poland. The name was Germanised after the Nazis took over in 1939 to Auschwitz. It was originally just for polish political prisoners and criminals, but was expanded to include Auschwitz II at Birkenau when the final solution to exterminate the Jews was conceived in 1943. Auschwitz I was the original camp and is a lot smaller than Birkenau. It was ...
... the victims of the holocaust. To either side of the memorial is gas chambers II and III which were destroyed by the Germans before the camp was liberated. Beside the gas chambers were the lakes where the ashes were dumped afterward. All very moving. On the way back to the gate, we explored two of the barracks for the prisoners. The first section of the Birkenau camp was constructed with bricks (used from the polish houses ...
... by the ‘Butcher of Lyons’ Klaus Altman (or Klaus Barbie), to those turned in by Axis and other nations, whose silent part in rounding up their own Jewish population, and tacit collaboration has never been fully revealed.
Late in 1944, with Allied landings having taken place in Normandie, and the Russians closing in from the East, the camp had finally begun to run it’s course. Such was the magnitude of killings, that the bodies ...
... Jim and Phyllis were in a bit of a compromising position, which Jim thoroughly enjoyed, and we all got silly and laughed about everything.
After a short ride back,we relaxed for a few minutes and headed to dinner at a local restaurant, Zielona Kuchnia, that our guide recommended. It was right around the corner from our hotel, and truly delicious.
I can't upload pictures from the camera until we get back to Berlin, but Jim has a few on his phone that I can put ...