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... and life underground was comfortable, with numerous chapels, halls and an underground salt lake. Today the mine lays claim to having the largest underground chapel, entirely fashioned from salt and still used for mass three times per year - decorated with salt crystal chandeliers, engraved relics of biblical passages and sculptures.
From our tour of the salt mine, we headed back into central Krakow for lunch, where we ...
... things that the guide that also walks with you, talks into a mic. I hate those groups! But the only way you can see the camps iis by tour guide. They don't let ppl wonder. This makes it good because there isn't as many touristy signs. First we started in auschwitz I which was the first camp. It was originally an army barracks so the buildings for prisoners, kitchen etc were already established.but then there were too many ppl coming in and in 1941 the ...
Auschwitz. I'm not going to bother trying to describe the horror and how real it seems when you're the but I hope the memory and emotion stays with me. Of corse it was the calculation of it that was so utterly terrible, the visit put this in perspective for me, it also helped with really appreciating the scale. First time I've thought a tour had been worth it, the guide was ...
... they gave us to the fullest. We all bear the responsibility of teaching the next generation what happened.
We left Auschiwtz with heavy hearts and sinking heads. The experience was exhausting, physically and emotionally. The tour had given us a fifteen minute lunch break, and not warned us to bring lunch (another grievance I have with them) and all we could grab was some cookies and fruit juice from the Auschwitz Snack Bar (the fact that there is even a snack ...
... No matter what the weather, this was all they had. The toilet block was similar. Two long rows of round openings with a trough underneath. No drainage, no flushing and when most people in the camp had digestive problems because of the conditions they were living in, you can imagine how uncomfortable it would have been. Apparently tho, one of the favoured job details all the prisoners hoped to get assigned to was to be responsible for emptying ...
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