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Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

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Address: ul. Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim, Poland
Phone Number: +48 33 843 21 33
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: Established by the Nazis in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau has become a symbol...
Established by the Nazis in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau has become a symbol of terror, genocide and the Holocaust. Although the exact number of victims is unknown, many Jews, Poles and gypsies died here. The museum consists of two parts: Auschwitz I, the first and oldest camp (the number of prisoners fluctuated around 15,000, sometimes rising above 20,000) and Auschwitz II, Birkenau (which held more than 90,000 prisoners in 1944). The greater part of the apparatus of mass extermination was built in Birkenau and the majority of the victims were murdered there.
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Julie & I visited in February and it is a place in which everyone should visit because there are to many people who either don't know what happened there or have forgotten . It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The experience to this site is very exhausting- physically as well as emotionally. The guided tours are best to understand and relive history. The trip takes one through the conditions in which Jews as well anti-semetic people were treated by Nazis. It is one of the most horrifying tales and hits really hard when one sees heaps of human hair... More 

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Julie & I visited in February and it is a place in which everyone should visit because there are to many people who either don't know what happened there or have forgotten . It is an amazing experience and hard to describe in word's so many different types of emotions go through you're mind. I am glad I experienced the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

What to say... man's inhumanity to man personified in an hours walking tour. Take the whole day, go with a tour group, make friends with someone new to help you through it all.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A must see when in Krakow and do the tour with a guide as it gives you all the details you will miss if you just stroll around by yourself.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

As I've told friends afterwards "Never have I been so sad for such a long amount of time". The experience here is unique, a pilgrimage of sorts to grasp the horror and reality of what is war, hatred and racism. Make sure you see both camps (Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau), the unloading dock, the crematoriums, the camp buildings and the memorial.... More 

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

First impressions: I thought I was passing a housing scheme on the road through Auschwitz town. Films shown on TV give grim dull impression of the place. Bright sunshine gives an altogether different slant. Good food provided at reception areas. Big delays before our group was able to proceed to 'museum' via the Arbeit Macht Frei arch. Heavy security -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

You can read about and see as many documentaries about Auschwitz but nothing can prepare you for what its like to actually walk around this reminder of one of the darkest times in human history. I knew I was going to feel something but wasn't prepared for just how moved I was while I was at Auschwitz. If you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is the site of one of the Nazi concentration camps, with many buildings remaining. It is actually two separate camps, but was managed as one. Make sure to take a tour in the language of your choice to get a full understanding of what you are looking at. We took a tour from our hotel in Krakow with Discover... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We joined a group tour at the museum and our guide was able to explain the tragic atrocity in a historical perspective as well as the humanitarian aspect. As we toured the extermination camp we were saddened and our mood was sober. Knowing that we were walking on the same ground that millions of people were gathered to die. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I am not sure what to say, except to be on the grounds of Auschwitz was sobering! We have all heard the stories, but to be there was something I will never forget. Our guide proceeded to tell the story. With each word she spoke, you could feel the pain, sorrow and horrors of this horrible place. We cannot forget!

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Address: Address: ul. Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim, Poland
Phone Number: +48 33 843 21 33
Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Oswiecim
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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