"Auschwitz Horror" Oswiecim by Nelson1979

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Extermination Camp Auschwitz

This must have been one of the most depressing sights I have ever seen!!
Being born in the Netherlands, also affected by WWII, at school we get a lot of education about this war! Every year on the 4th of may we remember the dead and on the 5th of may we celebrate freedom day....the day that the Germans were forced to pull back.

Part of this history is ofcourse Auschwitz and its a camp that you always heard of during the history lessons.

There are no words that can describe the feeling one gets when walking here. Its sad, depressing and scary and brings up so many intense feelings. Being here lets you feel and understand just a little bit more of the horror that happened during WWII but still when you leave you will keep the impression that one can never image what suffering went on here!

Still its a must see!!
The Auschwitz - I camp is the example camp, one where everything still looks kinds normal, with a smaller gas chamber!

Extermination Camp Bergen-Belsen

The Auschwitz - II Bergen - Belsen extermination camp is the most horrible of the 2. Here its just long barracks with wired fences. People here had to lie on the cold wet floor and there was no other facilities except these baracks and the gas chambers that the germans tried to destroy before being driven away from this camp. Also will you find a barack where its stated that the nazi's used to kill mothers and newborn babies with Phenol-Injections. The Nazi's built train tracks till in the camp so they could lead the prisoners directly to the gass chambers.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Educational, Impressive
  • Cons:Well a con is that this shoudldnt have happened and unfortunatelly it did
  • In a nutshell:A must see for everybody to realise that war and racism is pointless
  • Last visit to Oswiecim: Oct 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2006
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