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Auschwitz Memorial and Museum- opening times from 7th May

Museum Director Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński stated that due to the ongoing pandemic, the number of visitors during the week has been rather low all through last autumn and February of this year. Since most schools and universities are operating remotely and cross-border traffic is extremely difficult, the pandemic puts the Memorial and Museum...
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The liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp

Auschwitz concentration camp from its foundation in 1940 brought death and suffering as well as unimaginable horror to all who heard, seen, and worse yet lived through the hell that was happening inside its walls. For the prisoners sent to Auschwitz concentration camp, their daily lives turned into a living nightmare as they faced inhuman...
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Medical experiments in Auschwitz concentration camp

Nazi Germany ideology of Aryan racial purity and superiority from 1933 to 1945, led a campaign with the main objective to cleanse the German society of individuals viewed as a threat to the nation’s health. Nazi authority enlisted various medical practitioners, geneticists, and other scientists to develop racial health policies. These new policies opened the...
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Heroes of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp

When we think about the Auschwitz concentration camp, most of our attention goes towards the crimes committed there. Thoughts we have mentioning Auschwitz are those about torture, executions, gas chambers, crematories, number of lives lost there. Therefore, we would like to talk about the heroes who risked their lives fighting for those lives, bringing us...
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How many people died in Auschwitz? The unimaginable numbers of the death camp

Auschwitz concentration camp is a synonym for death and horror. Talking about Auschwitz, our imagination and the knowledge of the atrocities committed at this Nazi death camp seems surreal. Auschwitz concentration camp through Nazi Germany ideology and war efforts started to amass undescribable horror inside its walls. Why and how did Auschwitz earn its nickname?...
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Auschwitz concentration camp – beginning of the horror

Auschwitz. Just uttering the name of this Nazi concentration camp was enough to send chills down the spine of many who knew of its existence and fate more terrible than death to those who were unfortunate enough to face the inner walls of this camp. How did one concentration camp in World War II become...
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum – where is it and how to get there?

Located in the town of Oświęcim, the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum was created in 1946 on the site of the former Nazi Germany concentration camp of Auschwitz under the guidance of Poland’s Ministry of Culture and Art by Tadeusz Wąsowicz and other former Auschwitz prisoners. The museum was officially founded in 1947 with its first exhibition...
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Beyond Auschwitz-Birkenau: the Jewish Quarter of Kazimierz

Visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum concentration camp tours is extremely important to learn about the unimaginable horror of the Holocaust. However, to learn about the culture that was (almost!) completely destroyed, it’s absolutely essential to visit Krakow’s Jewish quarter. If you’ve watched Steven Spielberg’s famous war movie Schindler’s List, you could already see bits of...
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