{auschwitz} haunting

January 9, 2017

While in Krakow, the touristy and historically appropriate thing to do is take a side trip to Auschwitz and Birkenau, former Nazi concentration camps. Having learned about this concentration camps in school and being so close, it would have made no sense to not go even if it is draining for both the soul and wallet. In any case, I joined a mini day tour group (because you can’t go in alone). First we visited Auschwitz, officially Oświęcim (its Polish name). The only thing that isn’t great about this experience is that when you visit during tourist season, there are so many people being herded through the site that you don’t get the full sense of doom that seeps out of every nook and cranny. Even still, it’s scary to think about what happened right where you are as you’re walking around and taking this place in.

Read about our other Polish adventures: sunriserenaissance-style, day 1renaissance-style, day 2renaissance-style, day 3renaissance-style eatsin a day highlightsgnome highlights 1gnome highlights 2reflectionin a day eatsformer royal capital, day 1 • former royal capital, day 2former, royal capital, day 3god’s handformer royal capital eats

A haunting photo adventure:











One Response to “{auschwitz} haunting”

  1. annalice said

    man this sounds pretty scary!

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