angelo Hotel Katowice
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... camp population was bursting at the seams, it was used to offload the prisoners at a distance, and walk them to the main camp.
After about 10 minutes, we reached the main reception area for visitors. It is a plain, under-stated enclosure, and except for the massive arrays of barbed wire pillars, does not initially reveal the actual nature of the location. It is appropriately under-stated, with audio and guide-led tours in English, German, Russian, ...
... extremely distressing. Each suitcase was marked with the name and address and birthdate of the owner, personalising them in a very graphic way. It is a truism in the business of Holocaust Appreciation, that the pain and agony and death of one identifiable soul is more meaningful than the usual grim parade of deathly statistics. Because you can't tell the story of each and every one of them.
However, the piece de resistance in the Circus of Holocaust Horror is the Chamber of Hair. ...
... city, and not really historical – main claim to fame is an enormous coal mine because it’s in Silesia which is Poland’s coal producing area. The city centre has changed since we were here two years ago, there’s road redevelopment and new and re-building going on all around. There’s a new bus station underground and the railway station has been tidied up – a few years ago it had ...
... the city. And now every day at midday the trumpet call is also played on national radio as a time signal. It’s quite a gathering point for tourists, we could see quite a crowd from the outdoor café.
We wandered along the main street to Wawel Castle which is built on a high rocky outcrop beside the river on the edge of the old town; the streets are all cobbled, the buildings are mostly very old but well kept, there are parks and in ...
... but it took some cleaning up! I even cooked dinner this evening, omelettes for all. I spent the evening getting the blog up to date and photos onto Facebook, a job well done. It was helped along by us watching Les Miserables anniversary concert on DVD, a family ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility