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... I have about the site is the lack of signage. There is a bus that connects the two places and I couldn't find it so I just decided to walk. The walk between Auschwitz I and Birkenau takes about 20 minutes. I should point out here that it was pretty warm by the time I started walking, but I made the choice to do it anyway.
Auschwitz II-Birkenau is harder for me to describe. This was the largest of the ...
... particularly eloquent. He urged tolerance and respect for all peoples, saying that among the greatest lessons of Auschwitz is that, "Hate is never right and love is never wrong."
Kent also spoke of holiness, which struck a chord for me. “The heroic deeds of the non-Jews who saved the lives of strangers, the righteous Gentiles who acted in this way, were truly holy. A few thousand people in the face of tens of millions, but they acted with ...
... make the camp). The subsequent sections were made of wood. Most of the brick barracks still exist, whereas the wooden ones have mostly collapsed and rotten. My understanding is that the wooden barracks that exist today were reconstructed. When the tour was over, we were left on our own to wander around and finally ‘take it all in’. I spent another hour just wandering through he fields taking photos and trying to imagine how this ...
... longer being burnt in the giant crematoria, but in the open pits themselves. The prisoner details working the disposal of bodies, were themselves so brutalized, that the prison guards had no option but to send them to their deaths after a few weeks of crematoria duty.
As the end of the war appeared near and the arrival of the Red Army became imminent, there was a failed mutiny and an attempt to blow up or deactivate one of the gas chambers. In post ...
We took an early morning tour to the concentration camps Auschwitzt and Birkenau in Oswiecim 70 km West of Krakow. I have some knowledge of the atrocities of the occupying Nazis during the war but the detail and extent of the program was a revelation. In short, more than 1,200,000 people were killed at these camps alone. Originally built to control and exterminate Poles, it soon took in prisoners from over 20 European countries. The vast ...