KRAKOW SIGHTSEEING AND CITY TOURS
Auschwitz - extermination topography and logic
Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust mostly for Jews, but also Poles and Gypsies. During the Second World War, the Nazis murdered more than 1 million people here. This mass murder took place in specially constructed gas chambers. The bodies were then burnt in crematoriums. Nowadays, Auschwitz houses the biggest cemetery in the world, along with a memorial and state museum. The horror of Auschwitz has been permanently inscribed in Europe’s memory and has greatly influenced the development of our continent.
Our visit to Auschwitz begins with a short documentary film about the liberation of the camp in 1945. Then we move on to the main camp - Auschwitz I - Stammlager. In the camp’s buildings, known as blocks, there is an exhibition about the administrative structure of the camp, its topography, the daily life of prisoners and the Nazi torture system. After a short break, we move on to the second camp, Auschwitz II - Birkenau, which was the main camp from 1942 to 1945. From the former SS watchtower, there is a clear view of its vast field of barracks. We visit one of the barracks and stop at the Rampa (railway platform), where the sorting of prisoners arriving at the camps took place. Finally, we see the ruins of the gas chambers and crematoriums.
Services: transportation by coach, courier, English-speaking guide in Auschwitz Birkenau, documentary film, insurance, guaranteed seating.
Duration: 7 hours
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