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Auschwitz II - Birkenau

Looking out at Birkenau from the railroad tracks... the barracks seen in the distance were used to house the thousands of slave-workers at the camp. Many of these buildings were either destroyed during the October 7, 1944 revolt or burned by the SS. They have since been rebuilt, using wood from the original buildings.
Krakow and the Ghosts of Auschwitz

June 17th 2007
Our day started off with a city tour of Krakow. We went first to Kazimierz, the Jewish Quarter (and also the location where some scenes of 'Schindler's List' were filmed). There is a memorial in the center of the street commemorating the lives of the 65,000 Jews from Krakow who lost their lives during the Holocaust. To my surprise, there are currently only 150 registered Jews still living in the ... read more
Europe » Poland » Lesser Poland » Auschwitz

Polish Flag Poland is an ancient nation that was conceived near the middle of the 10th century. Its golden age occurred in the 16th century. During the following century, the strengthening of the gentry and internal disorders weakened the nation. In a series of ... ... read more
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