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Tadeusz Wiejowski – First Escape from Auschwitz Camp

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Tadeusz Wiejowski Escape from Auschwitz was possible The 6th of July, 1940 is a very important day in the Auschwitz Extermination Camp’s history. 70 years ago a Polish prisoner – Tadeusz Wiejowski made the first escape from Auschwitz. Unfortunately his luck meant a tragedy for the other prisoner Dawid Wongczewski, who died during the 20 hours […]

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Kazimierz Piechowski – The great escape from Auschwitz

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Incredible Story of Escape from the Auschwitz Camp 20th June of 1942, another day in Auschwitz. Prisoners working, missing families, suffering and dying. Four of them made it definitely a day to remember. Kazimierz Piechowski, a political prisoner (he was a member of Polish Boy Scouts) at Auschwitz concentration camp, a young boy – Stanislaw […]

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Where is Auschwitz?

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Auschwitz Location Auschwitz Concentration Camp is located in the southern, Lesser Poland voivodeship in Poland.. The Nazis named the location as Konzentrationslager Auschwitz. It was  which consists of camps Auschwitz I, Aushwitz II (known as Birkenau), and Auschwitz III (destroyed). The Auschwitz Museum and Memorial does not have a cafe. Bring water and snacks for your trip. Google […]

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Warsaw Uprising Museum

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The best museum in Warasaw Warsaw Uprising Museum Warsaw can be proud of the greatest, most modern and interesting museums. For the biggest attention deserves Warsaw Uprising Museum – famous exhibition commemorates rising which had place in our capital in 1944. Founders faced the challenge of presenting the past in the way appropriate for modern […]

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Flights to Auschwitz

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Flights to Auschwitz How to visit Auschwitz? How to visit Auschwitz if you’re from abroad? Oswiecim, the town where the camp is placed hasn’t got its own airport, but it’s not a problem. The town is situated only about 60 km from Krakow. The Krakow-Balice Airport services a lot of flights from all over Europe. […]

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Ivan Demjanjuk – The Terrible from Treblinka

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Ivan Demjanjuk – The Terrible from Treblinka Ivan Demjanjuk (or Demianiuk eng. John Demjanjuk) known as Ivan the Terrible from Treblinka was one of the most mysterious characters connected with history of extermination camps. He was strongly believed to have been a guard in Treblinka extermination camp and he was notorious for his unusual cruelty […]

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Revolt and Escape from Sobibor

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Revolt and Escape from Sobibor Revolts and Escapes Table on Sobibor Rail Station Sobibor extermination camp was one of the best-secure among Nazi camps. It was also a camp with very hard living conditions, place of torment of thousands Jews. Number of Sobibor victims is estimated for about 250 thousand people. However this camp is […]

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Lodz Museums – Most interesting museums in Lodz

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Short but diverse and dynamic history of Lodz left many extremely interesting stories, objects and exhibits, which present the past of the city. Many of them are contained in a few museums. If you want to know why Lodz is considered as the capital of Polish cinema, or what was the main reason of the […]

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Auschwitz Tour Group Size

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Auschwitz Tour Group Size Maximum Group Size The maximum group size for prebooked tours organized by Escape2Poland is 30 people on rare occasions (unless the museum is very busy and can not give us any additional guides). Whenever our group is over 11 people we provide headphones free of charge at the Auschwitz I camp […]

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Auschwitz Entrance Fees

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Auschwitz Entrance Fees Auschwitz Museum is open 7 days a week and it invites every visitor to come and see the tragic history of holocaust. There are some periods that entrance to the museum is free (usually early mornings or late afternoons). However it’s always worth to hire a guide, who can tell you a […]