Sunday, 31 January 2016

The most horrible place I have ever been..

31st January 2016


I think I don't know what is hunger and poverty because I was born in the rich country but in the past people suffered from poverty, hunger and death. 
Why ? Because here in Poland -60 km from my place is Oswiecim - Auschwitz where million of people lost their Innocent lives. Personally I was three times in Auschwitz. I am sure I don't want to come back again..

My family didn't suffer from Nazis during WWII. Why? The answer is simple we were emigrants who live here and in other countries.. 

On 27th January was 71st anniversary when the death 
camp was liberated...





I  heard from my grandmother a horrible story about Auschwitz. My grandmother during WWII lived in the south -east of Poland in Jaslo. In Jaslo lived a lot of Jews at that time. My grandmother's neighbour lost her 4 year old daughter - during WWII. Her daughter was playing in the playground with other girls and were caught and taken by Nazis to Auschwitz.
When the war was ended the neighbour asked my grandma to go with her to Auschwitz, My grandma agreed and in August 1945 they visited Auschwitz. And what it happened. My grandma's neighbour found a little doll which belonged to her daughter. So it was evident that she lost her life here. The neighbour was sure about her daughter because she made herself a dress for the doll.

She was crying a lot and after coming back hom . They decided to leave Poland and emigrate to Israel. And they didn't meet again.. My grandma died in 1979...






The last stop for millions..

The photos I taken in 2014..










Have a peaceful Sunday..


14 comments:

  1. Bedtime here and not pleasant thoughts to go to sleep with, but history should not be ignored nor covered up.

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  2. Yes i read some books about that. So many families torn apart and murdered. For what? For a person's mad ambition?

    Histiry should not be covered up? There are plenty incidents of history being covered up. Terrible acts have been erased from the history as if it never happened.

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  3. I grew up on the stories of this horror and I wish I could believe the world has changed, but this still can and does happen in different ways. I can't imagine myself even being able to visit Auschwitz and am amazed you've been able to go three times. What an evil chapter in history.

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    1. Mitchell it is a sad place but I think each person should visit it. I believe we would be better for others

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  4. The horrors of what crazy people can lead others to do. Like Mitchell, I've grown up hearing the history of the horrors of this place, but it never ceases to shock me.

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    1. Judith you can't imagine what happened here only visiting it you can get a proper knowledge

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  5. Hi Gosia, I've found you from Ken's blog. I'm glad I came today to hear this sad story about your Grandmother's neighbor. We have to keep telling sad stories like this so we will be aware and stop hating our neighbors.
    I visited Auschwitz several years ago on a short visit to Cracow. I love your country! Your blog is beautiful!

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    1. Evelyn thanks for your visit. Definitely it is a depressing place

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  6. This is a very horrible part of history that I hope will never be repeated.

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  7. Thank you for these pictures and for the personal story.
    History is such a harsh teacher for us all.

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    1. Dina unfortunately history can teach us sth but I don't believe in it

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