Auschwitz Concentration Camp
Auschwitz Death Camp
Crematory in Auschwitz I
The Terrifying HeritageTwo years after the end of World War II a part of the camp was renovated and turned into museum. Nowadays Auschwitz extermination camp is almost completely reconstructed and changed into the most important exhibition about the holocaust in the world. The Camp is inscribed to the UNESCO Global Heritage List.
Exhibitions in AuschwitzThe Wall of Executions is the most touching part of the camp. It's an exhibition of clothes, shoes and even hairs of prisoners which are to symbolise the cruel treatment of and pseudo-medical experiments performed on humans. Equally moving is the cell of Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish priest who sacrificed his life for other prisoners - he was starved to death. Very interesting is the exhibition on the cultural life of the camp. Prisoners composed music, wrote poems and prepared performances to forget about their sorrow and preserve their humanness.
To remember...A visit to Auschwitz is a very educational, incredible and touching experience. Sightseeing the camp in respectful silence leads to a reflection about tolerance, human rights and a need of world peace. Auschwitz is an obligatory point of every visit to Poland.
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