"AUSCHWITZ ----- BIRKENAU" Oswiecim by kentishgirl

Oswiecim Travel Guide: 365 reviews and 980 photos

I dont need to say anymore with regards to the chilling Auschwitz and Birkenau camps here in Oswiecim, What I will say is, I am used to building happy pages, this clearly isnt one of them, and was a particularly difficult page for me to build, without making the place seem like a disneyland style tourist attraction....it IS NOT...its a place to go and pay your respects to the unfortunate victims, its a place to be able to shed tears, appreciate YOUR life and pray to whatever god if any that you believe in that what happened here will never happen anywhere ever again.

I could not locate my tips here into must see activities, its too big for a travelogue, so its gone under general tips, neither are my favourite things or are they fond memories...thats just the VT templating...not my text...

  • Last visit to Oswiecim: Jul 2004
  • Intro Updated Nov 3, 2004
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  • hez28's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2005 at 7:32 AM

    Must’ve been hard for you. this is definitely not a disneyland kinda page. but hey, travelling is not about being all happy cheery. it also means paying respect. thanks for sharing the tips ali

  • baronedivandastad's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2005 at 10:54 AM

    I was also in Oswiecim, and share your feelings about the camp. But I had to see this place - certain things need to be well understood and there's no place like this to better serve this purpose. mac

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2004 at 2:28 PM

    Well done with impressive page on a place to remember.

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2004 at 4:08 PM

    A very harrowing, but well done page Ali, Not a place I could visit myself, thank you for sharing your visit there.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2004 at 5:06 AM

    Hmmmm, impressive page with impressive photos ...

  • Pablo_krak's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2004 at 12:47 PM

    Favorite thing-remembering is very important ...for next generations Pawel

  • nhcram's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2004 at 2:25 PM

    I never had the courage to visit here. Such a huge reminder....

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