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Thursday 10 April 2014

Auschwitz -Oswiecim

10 th April Thursday 2014

For centuries the town of Oswiecim located in Silesia  was a quiet backwater community.That changed with WWII when Oswiecim, known as Auschwitz under German occupation, became chosen site of the largest death camp in the Third Reich. Between 1.1 million and 1.5 million people were exterminated here.

Currently Auschwitz is a museum and tour present one of the most horrific acts in human history with a level of tact, passion, poignancy and professionalism that is so profound, and it almost makes as lasting an impression as the site itself. No matter how much you know on the subject , the perspective gained by visiting is incomparable. Auschwitz is not a site of Jewish concern, German concern, gypsy concern....... It is a site of human concern.
As such everyone should visit.
Auschwitz -prisoners WWII

Auschwitz - the museum nowadays.


Shoes their owners lost their lives.

The main gate - to the death camp........


  1. This is beautifully written. I grew up hearing the horror stories and seeing the film footage. I don't know if I would be able to manage to actually visit the nightmare.

    1. Mitchell, it's a nightmare you are right. But do you know some people have survived. It was a hell.

  2. Oh my, had no idea there was a museum, but don't think I could go through it to view. I only know a little of what happened there and I really don't think I want to know anymore as it's very upsetting - but it's a fact it happened and is in the past. Thanks for showing the photos as it enlightened me more :)

  3. I don't think I could visit. It is a place of extreme sadness.

    1. Andrew, I understand you I have been to many times there . It's terrible experience a strong personality is a must.

    2. A place of such sadness and horrors needs to be remembered so that it is never repeated. It's incomprehensible to me that people could ever treat anyone that way.