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... 8211; 4 at a time – were often put in ‘standing cells’, with little room to move about. So tiny were the cells, that the intent was for them to be starved of oxygen, and die a slow death.
There is also the tale of a Polish priest, now canonized, who heroically took the place of another person chosen for execution, and then dying a slow death in one of the ‘standing cells’. Often the SS prison guards would light ...
... cells for more people than you would think possible to fit in there), saw tonnes and tonnes of hair that had been cut from those who had been sent to the gas chambers together with some of their personal belongings (suitcases, glasses, clothes and shoes), and an area where many faced the firing squad. It was a very somber and moving afternoon and a fairly quiet drive on to Krakow ...
We spent several hours touring Auschtitz and then Birkenau with a young Polish guide whose great grandfather had been imprisoned there in the early 1940s as a political prisoner. The complex of brick dormitories had been a military base and was converted into a prison for various "undesirables" by the Third Reich (e.g., criminals, communists, Polish intelligensia and dissidents, gypsies, Jews, and Jehovah's Witnesses) after Germany invaded Poland ...
... 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 ...
... 48 horas que estuve en Praga en dos momentos diferentes, en Osweicim tres ocasiones diferentes, y Czechowice-Dziedzice en cuatro ocasiones diferentes! Supe de que el sol sale muy temprano en estas partes: 4:30!
A few words about the Auschwitz camp:I don't want to say much about this subject because honestly, it's a waste of your time especially since I already wrote about Dachau. The two places area quite different, but you just have ...
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