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Address: ul. Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-600, Poland
Phone Number: +48 33 843 21 33
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Established by the Nazis in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau has become a symbol of...

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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A sad trip but a more than worthy visit

To be honest, you think you know what your going to expect when you visit these extermination camps, however, that changes immediately once you walk through the main gates... read more

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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I have already seen two German Concentration camps and one Cambodian one. Auschwitz-Birkenau is supposed to be the best preserved and most informative of all of them but I didn't get that impression while we were there. I suppose when you've already seen such a camp and realise the depths of depravity to which human beings can sink not a... More 

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To be honest, you think you know what your going to expect when you visit these extermination camps, however, that changes immediately once you walk through the main gates. Overwhelming to say the least and the experience is lump in throat material. We were accompanied by a fantastic English speaking informative guide. Maybe we could have had more time at... More 

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We spent 3-4 hours here on a guided tour arranged by Tauck, our travel company for viewing five Eastern European countries. This was the first time I had seen a death camp and my wife's second time (She saw Dachau years ago). This camp respresents one of the low points in human history over the last 75 years. Absolutely must... More 

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Amazing experience although is is very sad but a must see when visiting Poland. Our tour guy was brilliant and told us a lot about the place in more depth.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum is a memorial and museum in Oświęcim (German: Auschwitz), Poland, which includes the German concentration camps Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau. It is devoted to the memory of the murders in both camps during World War II. It was a lifetime experience for me. I felt like I was with the victims of Auschwitz camp.... More 

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What a eye opener. It snowed from the minute we arrived and it made us all understand what it must have been like. Our guide was so good he made us understand and feel the place. I can't say enough about how this have been respectfully preserved. I can't say enough how humble I feel

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It was 4 degrees, foggy outside. Gives an extra dimension.. The moment you enter you become silent. It's a great experience to see the cruel that happened at that time. Birkenau was for me even more overwhelming to see such a big area wide in the open and knowing what happened there. No words for this. And please don't take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Certainly not a pleasant place to be. However, visiting it is very didactic because “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” and surely what happened there is something that should not be repeated… Regarding the organization of the site: I found their admission price extremely high. Places like this should be financially accessible to everyone. Additionally,... More 

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What an eye opener, heard the stories but to actually see the places where these atrocities occurred is heartbreaking. Can not believe human beings could treat other human beings in such an horrendous way . It makes you stop and think and would recommend a visit so as these people who lost there lives in such bad circumstances are never... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked our date and time slot before we left for Kraków and booked our transport through Kraków Airport Express. It's only when you visit this historical Musuem you actually feel what really happened here. It's totally different from reading and seeing it on T.V. However I found Birkenau more of an experience as it is as exactly as it has... More 

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