Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Oswiecim

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Devoted to the memory of those who lost their lives in the Holocaust, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau displays arguably the most devastating concentration camp in world history. Take a guided tour to learn about the history of the camp, which served as the major site of the so-called "Final Solution to the Jewish question." More than a million people died here between 1942 and 1944, most in the camp's gas chambers. Finish your visit at the train ramp where thousands of prisoners from all over Europe disembarked for the final time. Add Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau to your Oswiecim travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Oswiecim trip planner.
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  • Difficult to ‘grade’ such a visit. It’s most certainly worth a visit with excellent guides (where booked) but it has visitor attraction issues. Firstly, facilities are poor. Like a lot of places...  more »
  • I've wanted to visit for many years and the experience was as emotional as I thought it would be. Every person should visit here at least once in your lives to ensure we never repeat what happened...  more »
  • I am grateful I had the opportunity to visit this part of history. Once can only imagine what the prisoners had to endure and how many where murdered at this place. Anyone who visits Poland must...  more »
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  • Good place to keep in mind all tragedy of people. To restart Your brain to think a lot before each choice to be done.
  • Sad but very interesting to understand everything about holocaust
  • Dark world history. Very interesting.
  • Trains arrived at Auschwitz frequently with transports of Jews from virtually every country in Europe occupied by or allied to Germany. These transports arrived from early 1942 to early November 1944. The approximate breakdown of deportations from individual countries: Hungary: 426,000 Poland: 300,000 France: 69,000 Netherlands: 60,000 Greece: 55,000 Bohemia and Moravia: 46,000 Slovakia: 27,000 Belgium: 25,000 Yugoslavia: 10,000 Italy: 7,500 Norway: 690 Other (including concentration camps): 34,000 A transport of Hungarian Jews lines up for selection at Auschwitz. [LCID: 77319] Arrival of Hungarian Jews at Auschwitz A transport of Hungarian Jews lines up on the ramp for selection at the Auschwitz-Birkenau killing center in German-occupied Poland. May 1944. In mid-May 1944, the Hungarian authorities, in coordination with the German Security Police, began to systematically deport the Hungarian Jews. SS Colonel Adolf Eichmann was chief of the team of "deportation experts" that worked with the Hungarian authorities. The Hungarian police carried out the roundups and forced the Jews onto the deportation trains. In less than two months, nearly 440,000 Jews were deported from Hungary in more than 145 trains. With the deportations from Hungary, the role of Auschwitz-Birkenau in the German plan to murder the Jews of Europe achieved its highest effectiveness. Between late April and early July 1944, approximately 440,000 Jews were deported from Hungary. Of the nearly 426,000 Hungarian Jews deported to Auschwitz, approximately 320,000 of them were sent directly to the gas chambers in Auschwitz-Birkenau. They deployed approximately 110,000 at forced labor in the Auschwitz camp complex. The SS authorities transferred many of these Hungarian Jewish forced laborers within weeks of their arrival in Auschwitz to other concentration camps in Germany and Austria.
  • A very sad and moving place.
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