I have been reading and watching movies related to World War II and had always developed a sinking feeling of what went through the lives of individuals, their families and their close ones. Not resisting my instincts to see "Auschwitz"
The concentration camps Auschwitz-I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau at Oświęcim, Poland were 1.1 million out of 1.3 million sent to the camps were killed (Jews, Poles, Gypsies, Homosexuals and Soviet POWs). From 1942 to 1944 during the holocaust several Jews were transported to the camps by trains from across German occupied Europe to be killed off in gas chambers using a pesticide Zyklon B. The most terrifying place I have ever visited.
BirkenauThe largest camp which is 3 km away from Auschwitz I was the main extermination camp where prisoners came from all around in packed trains with no idea where they were headed.
Famous as one of the most notorious concentration camps and gravest place of mass murder, Auschwitz and Birkenau emanates an eerie calm which sends down shivers in the tourist’s body. At its peak the whole complex of the Auschwitz death camp was a deadly prison to some 150,000 inmates that were being either murdered outright or starved and worked to death. If you have read Mien Kampf and wish to dig deeper into the Nazi psyche, Auschwitz and Birkenau is a must visit historic site.