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Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum

Address: ul. Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim, Poland
Phone Number: +48 33 843 21 33
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Owner description: Established by the Nazis in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau has become a...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Gdynia, Poland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Everybody should visit this place to really understand the extent of the atrocity. It will leave a permanent mark in your memories and in your hearts.

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

I have wanted to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau for many years and when I visited with my wife just before Christmas 2014, every preconception I had of it was to pale into insignificance with the myriad of emotions I experienced there. It's virtually impossible to grasp the horror depicted in the many exhibits - so enormous is the magnitude of the crimes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

I came to this site to see for myself the atrocities against thousands of people who did not deserve it. I was looking for a moving experience, something that would make me understand a fraction of what the Jewish people went through. Unfortunately there are just to many people, the tour is far to rushed and the staff are incredibly... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

The site is a must-see and is definitely worth it, but I think that's fairly obvious so instead I'm going to go into tips and logistics instead. I'd searched forums and looked for information before I went about the best way to get there and whether to do a tour, or take the train or take a bus. I pieced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

One of the most emotional, depressing and life-changing experiences I have ever experienced in my life. This place is horrific yet is a must see before you die. Every single person in this planet must go and experience this place. Feel the suffering, the misery, the pain to understand that something like that can NEVER happen again and all our... More 

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Plock, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

A place we should all visit once in our lives. It made me feel sad and brought tears in my eyes but it was en experience I will cherish for the rest of my life! When you realise the evil that took root there , what we humans are capable of and the horrors those people experienced you are left... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The tour guides are very very good giving one a great insight into what happened in Auschwitz and Birkenau. this was our second visit, I still had tears running down my face as the dreadful stories unfold as you move around the camp. it is unbelievable mans inhumanity to man. what happened here and at other camps must never be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Visited in March 2011 (had to select Feb '14, didn't have an earlier date). This was the most emotional, harrowing and solemn experiences I've ever had. I absolutely urge everybody to visit here, it is just so so important that people see a huge part and massive factor in what shaped the world we live in today. It was horrific... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

To say I enjoyed this would be wrong. I have read and seen quite a lot about the holocaust and this visit brought it home. Many people have spoken and written about the horrors that took place so do not intend trying to explain anything. The tour guide was excellent and I found the tour of both sites very informative.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We visited Krakow in 2014 July, having driven the 60 odd kms on a rainy summer day. It was raining on the way, but it stopped by the time we reached Oświęcim. We reached around 9 a.m, got our tickets and joined our English guide for a tour of Auschwitz I around 9.15 am. The group headcount was approx 10.... More 

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