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Trip to Auschwitz

The World's most notorious place of genocide and mass grave.
Today many tourists visit the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Check the information about the camp and the offer of tour agencies that provide excursions to this historical place.
The history The Auschwitz concentration camp complex was the largest of its kind established by the Nazi regime.
It included three main camps, where the prisoners obeyed forced labor.
One part of the camp functioned also as a killing center.
The camps is located approximately 37 miles west of Krakow, near the prewar German-Polish border in Upper Silesia.
The SS authorities established three main camps near the Polish city of Oswiecim: Auschwitz I in May 1940; Auschwitz II, called Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1942; and Auschwitz III called Auschwitz-Monowitz in October 1942.
In January 1945, SS and police forced over 4 000 prisoners to evacuate a sub-camp of Auschwitz-Monowitz (Blechhammer) on foot.
About 800 prisoners were murdered during the march to the Gross-Rosen concentration camp.
SS soldiers also killed as many as 200 prisoners left behind in Blechhammer as a result of exhaustion or trying to escape.
Then soldiers transported around 3 000 prisoners from Gross-Rosen to Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany.
On January 27, 1945, the Soviet army liberated around 7 000 prisoners of Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Monowitz.
Most of them were ill and dying.
SS and police deported at a minimum 1.
3 million people to Auschwitz complex during the war.
The camp supervisors and workers murdered 1.
1 million of them.
When and how? Trips to Auschwitz While many people visit the city, a tour around the camp can be difficult and quite exhausting.
For the Poles the camp is important memorial to those who perished there.
But even despite the crowds, trip to Auschwitz is worth the effort.
It is hard but reliable lesson of history of the world and humanity.
The visitor center is complimented by perfectly pitched guided tours around the two main sites.
Good option for an individual trip is train from Krakow.
In Poland there are several locally based and very reliable companies that offer good value tours with the guide to the camp.
They ensure you: transport with a minibus, guide and driver.
The tour costs about £21pp for the visit, which takes around six hours.


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