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... and Russia agreed on splitting Poland in 1939 (the famous pact of non aggression), where the nazis assured Stalin they wanted to work "hand in hand" with him to invade Poland and share its land, also how Stalin's troops did not make a move to help the Warsaw uprising in 1944, leading to its crushing by the German troops. Of course, you see nothing of this in the Russian museum, only stories about Russian POWs managing to ...
... only to find the the car park full and grim. There are more tour buses parked than anywhere else on our trip to date, maybe twenty or more. Folk are milling around the entrance, like fans gathering for an event. There is a constant flow of people eager to lap up all the horror. You have to push past the mob blocking the door and you have to queue for the loo. And once you get through that lot, there is a further huge throng congregated under "Arbeit Macht Frei", busily photographing it ...
... to, in order to make counting them easier. The evening's headcount had to match that of the morning's - the corpses of those that had perished during the day were dragged back to the camp.
The museum is divided into the various Bezirke, each one a square brick building. One room was piled high with hair, tons, literally tons, of hair neatly braided, representing every imaginable shade and hue. There are traces of Zyklone-B in every one of those braids, as they were ...
... 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 ...
... everyone should read it! Location: Oswiecim, Poland Established: May 26th1940 Liberation: January 27th, 1945, by the Soviet Army. Estimated number of victims: 2,1 to 2,5 million (This estimated number of death is considered by historians as a strict minimum. The real number of death is unknown but probably much higher, maybe 4 millions) The Auschwitz complex was divided in three major camps: Auschwitz I main camp or Stammlager; Auschwitz II, or Birkenau, established on ...
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