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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 ...
... depressing but a must-see if you're anywhere near here or any other death camp.
Personally, this is the third death camp I've seen. I was at Dachau, near Munich years ago and at The Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng in Cambodia. I'm amazed at what humans are capable of - both the evil and the goodness.
We happened to be at the camps on the ...
... almost three hours wandering around the barracks and the ruins of former barracks that were destroyed by the Nazis in an attempt to hide the evidence of what had occurred. We were allowed to enter some of the barracks. The bunks were still set up in each building and it was easy to imagine how crowded people were inside. One barrack housed children and mothers. On the walls inside there are original drawing made by some of the occupants.
... Oswiecim and Krakow, the latest of which was 6:40pm. Even though we had been told 7pm, it did not look like any left that late. The bus arrived at about 6:40pm and when we got on, we saw that it was in fact the 6:20 bus that had simply arrived late. Lucky for us. I still don't know if there was a later bus or not. But word to the wise...find out the final bus departure before you go! It may be that there are two lines, because our bus back was in fact a large coach ...
... trains) were directly invited to take a "shower". Mostly Jews or people inapt for manual work.
At the end of the war Nazis tried to destroy evidence of their atrocity but you can still see some buildings, cells and crematories.
More than 1,3 million people were slaughtered in these 2 camps.