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... the line to get in was triple the size of when I arrived. At some point they need to just cut it off. Somewhere in the experience, the memory of the woman who spoke to my grade 5 class came rushing back. But I don’t think she would have been impressed with the way this memorial site has been handled. But in the end, I am glad I went. Note: for photos of Auschwitz and Birkenau click here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsk211pbr ...
... of birch trees a short distance away, are locations where groups of prisoners were shot. Stepping even close to that area feels sinister, and feels like disturbing a grave site, so I am most others chose to look from a distance.
In tribute to the nationalities of those who died there, a solid stone array of commemorative obelisks has been put up by those nations, honoring the dead in their language. Next to Crematorium ‘A’, a group of ...
... of the consequences of their actions and inaction.
It was difficult not to wonder about her words as we walked through first Auschwitz and then Birkenau two of the most "effective" cogs in the industrialised "extermination" of the Jewish race and other ...
... List. Entry is free but you can't enter without a guide which you pay for! Figure that one out. To enter the camp you must walk under the famous sign above the main gate "Arbeit Macht Frei" which means "Work makes you Free".
The guided tour was however well worth it. We saw the "death house" where in the basement there were torture cells such as the starvation cell where they starved you ...
... I was expecting, it looked more like the one in Germany. The first building they took us into was the bathroom. It was so cold that day and so cold in that building, I could not imagine sitting on the cement toilets with no privacy what so ever. Apparently they were allowed the bathroom only twice a day, and that was scheduled. They say that the prisoners liked bathroom time, because the guards rarely if ever went in there because of the stench, so the prisoners could ...
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