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In this part, we will take a closer look at the process of carrying out Himmler’s orders, which we mentioned in the previous article. The reader will have an opportunity to see with what zeal the criminal plans of the SS high command were carried out. The transit camp in Pruszków The transit camp in...
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Auschwitz became an instrument of terror for the population of the areas occupied by the Third Reich. For understandable geographical reasons, it aroused a particular terror in Polish territory. The vision of being sent to Auschwitz terrified and paralyzed millions of Poles. The Germans punished various acts of disobedience by sending them to the death...
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Instead of an introduction The previous text dealt with the last weeks of the Auschwitz concentration camp and its liberation. This part will talk about the fate of the prisoners after the arrival of the Red Army soldiers and the process of uncovering the Nazi crimes that were committed in Auschwitz. First came the journalists...
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Many words have been devoted to describing the hell that was created in Auschwitz. These words are meant as a warning for future generations, a hint about the blind alleys of our civilization. We must learn the anatomy of evil to avoid its symptoms in the future. We must also know how such evil ends,...
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A well-known Polish film and theatre actor. He wanted to be a priest, but the war thwarted his plans. He ended up in Auschwitz, from which he managed to escape. After he retired, he created a one-man show with a meaningful title 6804, which told about the camp’s hell. Who was August Kowalczyk? Kowalczyk came...
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In the previous text, we described the situation of the clergy in the Auschwitz concentration camp. We want to dedicate this to the question of how the clergy imprisoned in the camp took care of their fellow prisoners and fellow Christians. Religious Practices in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp The masses It is worth noting at...
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The Auschwitz concentration camp as the place of the final extermination of more than a million people seems to be a place without hope. But there were some who, even in absolute darkness, were determined to give support to the inmates. This text is the first of two parts dealing with Christian spirituality in the...
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While we associate the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp with hard work and rather passivity towards the Nazis, he fought to survive. And he fought it, in a battle to the death, with his fists he survived hell. Tadeusz Pietrzykowski, pseudonym „Teddy”, was born on April 8, 1917, in Warsaw. Later, he joined the scouting movement and...
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A visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp is a very important element of historical education not only among children and adolescents but also among adults. This place is a testimony to the suffering and death of thousands of people, and therefore the visit should take place in an atmosphere appropriate to the place. If you...
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To this day, we associate the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp with the tragic fate of people and genocide. The prisoners who had managed to avoid death there had the same, and sometimes even more extreme feelings towards the camp. This translated into a reluctance to return to this place amongst many of them. Yet one of...
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