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Ulica Kapelanka 60 , Krakow, Southern Poland, 30-047 , Poland | 2 star hotel
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Krakow, Poland

A travel blog entry by anita-and-shaun

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... about 80 to a small carriage) and they wouldn't be given food or water during the journey which would take up to a week so many died on the way. Once at the camps the men, women and children would be split into different sections. They would be inspected and some would be sent to work when others would be sent to the gas chambers to be killed. They wouldn't know that they were going to the gas chambers they would just be ...

Hitting the Polish Road

A travel blog entry by alleifer

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... 8221; your experience was first designed in Poland.

Unbeknownst to me, most of my own Jewish identity formation was a direct result of these influences. I attended Orthodox Jewish day schools in the 1960’s and 1970’s, was a member of Bnei Akivah and NCSY, went to Camp Moshava and Camp Ramah and studied Talmud at Yeshiva University, Hassidic Thought with Art Green at Penn and the Sociology of Israel at Bar Ilan University.

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Auschwitz

A travel blog entry by john_deehan

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... in educating or being educated on the Holocaust.I’d spent hours reading books on the subject prior to my visit, hours trying to absorb the figures that accompany the endless stream of atrocities carried out in this small town on the outskirts of Krakow. Your stomach just doesn’t turn quite the same when turning the pages of a book though and nothing can prepare you for seeing first-hand a scene of unparalleled horror. As you walk through the gateway to ...

Salt mines

A travel blog entry by mattadore

... filled with meat, cabbage, cottage cheese, etc. they were really good. I made my way back to the hostel and spent some more time assessing how I'm getting to Berlin. Then I met two sisters, Tammy and Sarah Jackson, who were from Zimbabwe but moved to NZ. Turns out they knew Nic and were cousins with Ben Henson. Such a small world. After I went to the train station and booked my tickets, we bought a couple of bottles of wine and had a chilled out evening at the ...

Rain and More Perogies

A travel blog entry by jordanpurvis

... set up on the edge, while the whole time you can hear the sounds of the gunfire and the Luftwaffe overhead. Make this a 'MUST SEE' if you visit Krakow - which you really should. After leaving the museum a light rain began to fall, which I combatted by grabbing some Zapiekanka (a Polish baguette topped with what you desire) and heading towards Wawel Castle. The rain soon quit, and we toured the Cathedral, more ...

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