Wishlisted by Michelle
The objective of history is to learn from them. We learn history so we don't make the same mistakes and we move forward instead of backward. The Holocaust could be the grimmest and most barbaric point in human history. The Auschwitz Concentration Camp stands tall to this day as a heart breaking reminder of the evils humanity is capable of, and what racial hate can tragically lead to. Auschwitz is definitely the most dreadful on this list. The tour around the camp itself may not suitable for those soft of heart. It's not an insult. The walk through leaves no detail unsaid, no story untold. Tourists are exposed to the remnants of the millions of the deaths that took place within its fences. Exhibited are what the victims left behind: shoes, hair, clothes, even items that belonged to children. The infamous gas chamber will give you chills not only be it's purpose by the (believed) claw marks on the walls. Stories of human experimentation, torture, stories from the Death Wall-- harrowing as they are, they are told as a reminder that this is what hate can do. No one leaves this museum without a heavy heart and tears in their eyes.
Open today: 07:30-19:00
Więźniów Oświęcimia 20, 32-603 Oświęcim, Poland