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Address: ul. Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-600, Poland
Phone Number: +48 33 843 21 33
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Established by the Nazis in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau has become a symbol of...

Established by the Nazis in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau has become a symbol of terror, genocide and the Holocaust. Although the exact number of victims is unknown, many Jews, Poles and gypsies died here. The museum consists of two parts: Auschwitz I, the first and oldest camp (the number of prisoners fluctuated around 15,000, sometimes rising above 20,000) and Auschwitz II, Birkenau (which held more than 90,000 prisoners in 1944). The greater part of the apparatus of mass extermination was built in Birkenau and the majority of the victims were murdered there.

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How can one ever adequately review this place? It's not an easy place to visit and it will obviously have a profound affect on most people. You could easily spend an entire... read more

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How can one ever adequately review this place? It's not an easy place to visit and it will obviously have a profound affect on most people. You could easily spend an entire day walking around and still not see everything. I have a few problems walking and despite taking 3x my usual painkillers struggled to keep up with the guide... More 

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The place that made me realise the cruelty of the human beings towards other human beings! "Arbeit macht frei!" The work is liberating/ sets you free! Their work there would do them anything but liberate them! Other than seeing 3 tones of human hair put together and a human hair cloth (designed for the rich of that time), the inhumane... More 

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This museum is one of the most important spot in Europe. When you get there, you would rethink your life, purpose and meaning of your life. Highly recommend to go there with private tour guide, the official Museum docent is not as interesting as private tour guide.

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This is not a tourist attraction. It is a testament to the depths of human evil and the potential for change and remembrance.

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We visited as part of our trip to krakow. This is a full day trip to give it the time and respect it requires. Don't be fooled by any tour company saying it's a half day experience. There is no question it is a emotive and different kind of place to visit but it is in my view a must... More 

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This trip was extremely interesting and emotional and our guide was excellent, most people read and see about these places but being there is a totally different experience. Would highly recommend going

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I was unsure about this visit, it was a harrowing and sombre experience as expected but should not be ignored. The de-humanisation of all the people that were sent there beggars belief and it's not until you stand and see the piles of possessions that have been exhibited that you realise the enormity and scale of the atrocities that went... More 

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I didn't want to go here but felt I had to and am glad I did. It's not a place to review on how good it is, but it's a place to reflect on the cruelness of humanity. Heartbreaking and harrowing 😢

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We booked this tour using a small shop just a few doors from the Hotel Pod Roza......and you MUST book in advance.Very efficient they were too. The mini bus picked us up from the shop and after a 7 hour day dropped us off again at the shop. The Auschwitz camp provide tour guides and ours was just first class,... More 

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we did this trip in febuary, I think everyone should go there at least once. You will be very moved at the end of your visit it really does make you think.

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