"Near Kracow lies Oswiecim is a..." Auschwitz Tip by princesss

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Near Kracow lies Oswiecim is a medium-sized industrial town 60km west of Kraków. The Polish name may be unfamiliar but its German rendering, Auschwitz, is tragically evocative. In 1945 the retreating Nazis destroyed part of what was their largest concentration camp, but what's left of the death factories in this quiet rural area is more than enough to show the magnitude of the holocaust. Four million people, 2.5 million of them Jews, were killed in Auschwitz and the linked complex at nearby Birkenau. Both are open to the public, and remain basically as they were when abandoned by the Nazis. The stories which live in the gas chambers, crematoria, barracks and barbed wire make this a haunted and shocking place.
Enjoy your holiday but take a day and go to Auschwitz. It's a horrible place actually and maybe you can't wait to get out...Let us never forget what happened and hopefully besides the horrors Auschwitz is a good lesson: never again...

Directions: Take a bus from behind the centrail station to Oswiecim. Ask the driver when to get out. You walk for about 5 minutes to the entrance and then you can make the descision to watch an exhibtion or a sho
Phone: +48 501 305 914
Website: http://www.krakow-auschwitztours.com

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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