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... chamber and other scenes of of their crimes. Their success was partial and the remains have been preserved for posterity.
Zyklon B gas canisters that held the pesticide used to gas those sent to Auschwitz and other death camps
This is the remains of one of five crematoria, attached to the gas chambers in the above photographs, which the SS attempted to destroy. This is one of the largest where 1,500 people a day could be ...
... fell nauseous and my mind was hurting from all of the thoughts running through. However in one of the corners I noticed two men dovening. It was a strangely beautiful and calming sight. Because there we were standing in a place that was constructed with the purpose of ending the Jews, but it had not succeeded. We are still here. Out of the chamber we stopped to say Kaddish for all those had fallen at the camp and then made our way to the excited. We had just done what over 70 years ago ...
... and finally listen to someone who knows about this stuff.
Along the way to Auschwitz we watched an interesting but still horror filled movie about the liberating of the Auschwitz prisons. The movie focussed on the few survivors still in the camp when the Nazis fled back to Germany, but then the movie also provided some frightening statistics. In the three camps that made up Auschwitz, close to 1.1 million people were exterminated. Auschwitz I served as ...
... 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 ...
... museum lay flowers in remembrance & the whole courtyard had a very uneasy feeling about it.
On one side of the courtyard 2 wooden posts stand on a slight angle & at the top is a hook. Here the Nazis would punish those that had conspired to create an uprising or escapes. The prisoners would have their hands tied behind their backs & would then be lifted to hang on the hooks by the hands, dislocating both shoulders & then shot dead.
It is sickening ...
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