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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  • We went through See Krakow tours and their you guides ( see review of See krakow for details). - the memorial was well done without promoting the hate with too many visuals and text. - personally I pr...  more »
  • We hired a car so as not to join a tour. It was better for us as we could stay as long as we liked. It was free to get in and having preordered on line tickets our wait time was only 15 minutes. They ...  more »
  • Must take a guided tour with headset otherwise it will be confusing and meaningless. I'm not easily upset but this place must of been 'Hell on earth'. The numbers involved with this genocide are mind ...  more »
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  • It is astonishing to see the scale of this facility. Although most parts were destroyed, it is still easy to imagine how an enormouse phenomena it was.And by realizing the scale of it, anyone would wonder how could people back then made a calculation to execute this mission so that they can proceed the genocide quickly and efficiently. I am sure that after viewing this site, most people would be willing to know more about what was going on then. And I hope that many more people come and see. It happened once and this once is more than enough. Personally I can't think about how this could have been avoided, but all we can do is simply to remember this place as it is, I suppose.
  • I think that this is the must visit place in Poland. I learned a lot.
  • The visit to Birkenau gave another dimension so I really recommend including this visit in your planning.
  • Grate place for people who want to learn bit about shameful history of German biggest murders
  • It is impossible to explain what a visit to Auschwitz is like so I'll skip right to advice. Take a car if you can as it's much cheaper than busing. Bring snacks add the visit to both sites us about four hours. Get the tour from the people at the museum as its the most detailed.
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