Hotel Olecki

St. Leszczynskiej 16, Oswiecim, Southern Poland, 32-600, Poland | 3 star inn
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Travel Blogs from Oswiecim

Heavy

A travel blog entry by sverregunnersen

3
15

... much larger underground gas chambers and furnaces, and the women's barracks for those selected for hard labour instead of execution. New arrivals often had to sit in the entryway of the buildings for a few days because there was no room, but people would regularly die from disease or heat or cold or exhaustion or malnutrition, and that would make room for the new entrants, so they'd get a place to sleep within a couple of days usually. At the far side ...

Auschwitz - Death revisited

A travel blog entry by shikharp

40

... did in fact happen.

So, sometime in Oct 2008, as the financial world was imploding in the post-housing boom collapse and the death of large Wall Street banks such as Lehmann Brothers, I got an assignment to meet with our developers located in Gdansk, Poland. Gdansk itself is a historic city, the birthplace of the Polish Solidarity movement in the 70s and 80s under Lech Walesa.


But less is known that Gdansk, on the Baltic Sea coast, ...

Fabulous Machine

A travel blog entry by ejm56

11

... 1940, and then as a PoW camp for Soviets. The Germans had found a ready made facility at the Polish town of Oswiecim in the form of a big Polish army base, complete with block upon block of sturdy, brick barracks: a prison camp ready and waiting. At this stage in its career, Auschwitz was a conventional National Socialist Konzentration Lager. Many of the first Polish prisoners died in gruelling and thankless work trying to drain nearby swampy land, the intention being to create ...

Today

A travel blog entry by rachel.blazer

2
11

... a Torah scroll be completed with the help of six survivors. They then explained how that this Torah scroll will be marched with in all future March of the Living programs. To top it off we closed the main program with the singing of Hatikvah. Who 70 years ago would of thought that 10,00 people from around the world with many wrapped in Israeli flags would be singing the national anthem of Israel on the site of the ...

Aushwitz-Birkenau

A travel blog entry by davefrendy

1
10

... with only two small windows, and was designed for moving cattle, not hundred of humans. We saw the sorting ground, where selections were made for those who would go into the camp to work, and those that would go straight to the gas chamber. We then went down and saw the remains of the gas chambers, which were much larger than the one we had actually walked through at the other camp. The two bigger ones here were capable of killing 2000 people in the space of ...

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This 3 star inn, located on St. Leszczynskiej 16, Oswiecim, is near Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation.
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