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... leave one country and enter another…. We did this several times in the few days were were there.
Yeah, yeah, we are dorks and it’s the little things that amuse us sometimes.
So, while down in Southern Poland, we wanted to visit The Auschwitz Concentration Camp Museum.
(Yes, this is the part I didn’t know how to write about…)
This is not a political blog, it is not a historical blog. It is just ...
... different colors and dwarfs. He worked on these, mostly children, without mercy and killed a number simply to have their corpses available for autopsy. As well, he is reputed to have had a hoard of eyeballs in his possession to study how eyes got their color, all part of the Aryan blue-eyed mania. Mengele, hunted for 35 years, lived all over South America and only died, age 78, in 1979 in a drowning accident. His son is quoted as saying that ...
... Macht Frei," - Work brings freedom. No one was ever released from these camps. There were many various displays through some of the ex barracks. One contained a collection of the goods stolen by the Germans. There was a room filled with thousands of brown leather shoes, another display had all of the wire spectacles that had been confiscated. One even contained tonnes of human hair that had been cut from victims heads which was to be used to make soldiers ...
... We were Jews willingly leaving the Aushwitz. We then moved to Birkenau. At Birkenau we gathered on the train tracks to once again hear the story of our survivor Jack who was imprisoned and lost his sister there. We started our tour at a very special barrack. This barrack was the home of our survivor Sidonia. Sidonia stood by the bed that she and nine other girls shared and told us about her experiences at the camp. The bed was so small. I could picture three maybe four people ...
... hard and you'd have no hope beating them in a drinking contest. Joe, our Hungarian driver, after our pub crawl and a bit drunk, couldn't help giving his sentiments on the war and Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Germans persuaded the Hungarians to join them in WWII.
In his challenged English, Joe says yes it is bad, but so are so many wars that has happened. But others never have something like Auschwitz where you go through and re-experience the process over and over again --- ...