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Krakow, Poland

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abb20
Newcastle, UK71 contributions
May 2013 • Family
Having studied WWII for a couple of years, when we were in Poland we figured it was time to take the plunge and make the trip here. Oh. My. God. This really is where hell and earth meet. The silence and destitute of the place really is heartbreaking. A lot of the buildings are misleading in that they just look like buildings, the true horror isn't really evident. Some of it looks as though it's something from a movie set, but when you're walking around it... the horror hits you like a ton of bricks. The portraits of the prisoners, the standing cells, the barracks... It really sinks in when you see the photos of the people in the camp (and they'll end up burned into your mind) and when you see the belongings of the prisoners. I'm a godmother to a 2 year old, and when we stopped by the suitcases, one of them was for a little boy that would have been 2 years old at the time, but, as our tour guide pointed out, could have been someone's granda if he'd lived. At that point I honestly was in floods of tears. There's no way the real horror and history of this place can really become evident until you're there, stood in those rooms and seeing those sights. Our tour guide was absolutely fantastic and very blunt in her approach. She told you everything about the war and Poland's involvement in great detail and rightly pointed out, the only reason British jews/gypsies/disabled/old people weren't sent there is because of the water between us and mainland Europe. Even in my years of studying the war, I'd not known it in as much detail as the guide did and it was extremely enlightening. Our guide also rightly pointed out, that of our group, not many would have still made it even into the concentration camp to work, and that those who did manage would be dead in 3 months.
All the schoolchildren in Poland are made to visit this place at least once in their education, and to be honest I believe it should be made to happen for more schoolchildren throughout Europe- not for the horror, but for the education and realisation of what actually happened. Textbooks only cover so much, and they can't possibly sum up the unfairness, discrimination and true, raw emotion that this place shows. A truly haunting experience that does actually change you.
Written October 31, 2013
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Written December 9, 2016
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Orlabaj
Glasgow, UK18 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
Did not book a tour - they were pricey. Went to bus station and got a bus to auschwitz ourselves. You have to pay anyway for a guide at auschwitz but it is not as expensive as the tours companies.
Written July 13, 2013
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Written December 14, 2016
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Lee T
Haywards Heath, UK85 contributions
Dec 2013 • Friends
We organised a day trip that included being picked up at the hotel, an english speaking guide and a packed lunch on the way home. You could have a full day of it and go to the salt mines as well but our tour finished at approx 2pm. Its approx an hour drive from the centre of the city.
I think that this day will stay with me for the rest of my life and the emotions that you feel are hard to describe but i was so moved by the whole experience. The guide was Polish and SO good and the emotion in her voice and her knowledge was excellent. She really made the tour for us.
You can read all the reviews and see all the films but its hard to believe it when you get there. All i can say is I'm so glad that i went and was able to remember the 1.5 million people that died there.
God Bless to them all.
Written December 16, 2013
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Written December 13, 2016
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Norwegian Traveler
4 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
I ordered transfer from Poznan airport to Poznan and back again.
My group was picked up at the airport and everything was ok. When we were going back three days later, they never showed up. When I called them, they claimed that the booking did not exist. I had the booking confirmation with a booking nr in my hand, yet they did not own up to their mistake. We almost lost our plane because of this. Luckily I had not prepaid the transfer.
Written June 11, 2019
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Thank you for your review. We apologize for this situation which was caused by accident of our reservation system.
Written September 7, 2019
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Pearcey3
Melksham, UK102 contributions
Feb 2014 • Friends
This trip was my second to Auschwitz and it proved as moving, interesting and educational as the first, and indeed would again if I were to return, I am sure.

We booked the trip through Krakow Shuttle (as I did the first time) and we were picked up at 9am, arriving at around 09.50. We were sorted into our tour groups and introduced to our guide - who proved to have his own unique presentation of the tour (he wasn't just throwing out facts and figures, he added a more personal, sensitive delivery) ((he was called Mikeal))

It is hard to fathom what happened in the very place you are walking around, regardless of any prior knowledge/learning/education. It was a cold day but how could anyone complain when you think about the conditions 70 years ago.

The guide, as I said, was very good although sometimes you needed to spend a little longer in some places in order to take everything in. A small example of the effect it has on people: when the minibus was collecting people from Krakow to take them to Auscwitz, 2 fellow Englishmen got on, 1 still drunk from the night before so he was being a bit of a nuisance. 3 minutes after the tour started he was as quiet as a mouse, and cried his was around the tour, and was silent on the trip back to Krakow.

Auschwitz, the place and the history within it is part of our history and only 70 years ago - even writing this I am finding it hard to choose the words. Just go!
Written February 11, 2014
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Written December 15, 2016
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roadless120
Weaverham, UK176 contributions
Jan 2014 • Couples
It was a must to see but just unbelievable. We couldn't get our heads around what the Germans actually did to jews, gipsies and many other very unfortunate people.
It's worth seeing this very sad piece of history.
We got a trip for £15 each for a 1 hour 15 min ride in each direction including our enterance fees. The tour lasted about 3-4 Hours as it included both Austwitz death camps.
Written January 31, 2014
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Written December 14, 2016
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0798
Alfreton, UK673 contributions
Jan 2014 • Couples
It's the reason we went. We were not disappointed. Shocking scenes. The photos of the prisoners got me. And the display of shoes, spectacles, and human hair.
Coupled with a visit to Birkenhau. Fantastic. Harrowing. So glad we went.
Written January 16, 2014
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Written December 13, 2016
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charlotte c
Langstone, UK50 contributions
Jul 2013 • Friends
Well worth going, for the history, to pay your respects. It's like a museum but it definitely hits home the sadness, unfairness and discrimination. People were walking around in complete silence.....words just cannot express.
Written October 23, 2013
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Written December 12, 2016
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WeeGee43
County Antrim, UK160 contributions
Oct 2013 • Couples
We spent the major part of a day visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau. It lies over an hour from Krakov and we went there with 4 others in a private mini-bus tour. The volunteer guide took us around the site, explaining how the extermination camp operated. Although we visited on a beautiful warm day, a cold chill gripped us as we heard of the horror inflicted on the unfortunates who ended their days here, in humiliation and death at the hands of the Nazis. The high point of my day was that our visit coincided with that of many young Israelis who had come there to visit the memorial.
Written October 23, 2013
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Written December 13, 2016
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Ms_fusspot
Keighley, UK92 contributions
Oct 2013 • Family
I am ex army so visiting Auschwitz on a warm sunny day with clean barracks surrounded by green grass it was a bit difficult to imagine the atrocity as it was very clean and not dirty/smelly despite the tragic evidence curated and photo's of the victims. However, visiting Birkenau afterwards it was hard for it not to effect you, the vast camp full of ruins and railway tracks really captured the tragedy for me and I could really imagine the horror. I felt guilty that my boots were dusty afterwards as I could imagine they were the ashes of the poor victims. I think everyone should just once in their life visit so that we all remember and realise it's not just a film or a story from the past, thank you for keeping this for future generations to respect.
Written October 23, 2013
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Written December 13, 2016
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