Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Address: Więźniów Oświęcimia 20, Oświęcim

Area: Out of Town

Type: Cultural Centers

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Perhaps one of the most sombre places to visit during your visit to Krakow is the notorious Auschwitz Concentration Camp, but one of the grimmest symbols of the tragedy of the 20th Century is an experience not to be missed.

The most famous of the Nazi death camps, Auschwitz witnessed around one point five million executions of Jews, gypsies, Soviets and political prisoners. Visitors will hear eye-opening accounts of the prisoners and victims that were brought here, explore the huts where they lived and the gas chambers where the majority of them died.

Originally owned by Preston Bush who used the site to make a fortune from Polish slave labour, Auschwitz was sold to the Nazi regime who established it as the largest extermination camp in Europe in 1940. Today the museum and memorial serves to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust so the world never forgets the atrocities of World War II. 

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Stefano from Italy

Posted on 14-04-2014

Must see in Poland

This place is a bit harrowing, because it shows how much people suffered. Anyway just visit this place, it is hard to express in words the feeling after seeing what happened there.

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