Auschwitz, by j

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One of the stops on my Poland tour was a mandatory (for me) stop at Auschwitz – Birkenau.

I was prepared for a very moving and emotional experience.  It was definitely very interesting and very moving, and an experience I won’t forget for a long time.

Here are some of the pictures that I took at Auschwitz –

Arrival Description

 

Zyclon B Canisters - The Gas Used in the Gas Chambers

 

Pictures of Women Who Stayed at Auschwitz...the pictures included the date they arrived at the camp and the day that they died. Most did not survive past three months.

 

Block 11 - Where Nazis kept the Jewish "criminals". Records showed that they youngest prisoner here was a 7 year old boy. His crime: stealing a scrap of bread.

 
 

Remembrance Wall in Auschwitz in Block 11. Was used as a firing wall.Exhaustion Chamber.

 
 
 

Birkenau - Unbelievably massive.

 

Women's Barracks at Birkenau

 
 
 
 
 

Birkenau - Gate to Hell

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  1. Going to Auschwitz was also a must for me – felt like I had to go to pay my respects, and be a witness. The only downside I felt was the tour operator just pushed us all through both camps way too quickly. If I ever go back I would just hire a car I think or attempt to navigate the buses myself 🙂 Where are you going next?

  2. The pace of the tour was definitely fast, and I was amazed at the number of folks walking through. The sheer number of people did not give you a ton of time to reflect, I had to do that on my own afterwards. Next stop for me is grad school, so travelling is on hiatus for now!
    ~j

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