Poland, Oswiecim Guide (B): How to Get to Auschwitz from Krakow
Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Krakow was the home to the Kings and Queens of Poland past. Krakow is one of Europes oldest and most beautiful cities. Some of its major sights are located in the UNESCO World Heritage Old Town. Wawel Cathedral and the Royal Castle, St. Mary’s Basilica, and the largest medieval market square in Europe are all worth seeing. We are going to explore how to get to Auschwitz from Krakow. Krakow is also the closest major city transport hub for day trips to Auschwitz.
Auschwitz – Birkenau is a destination that will rock you to the core. So much history, sadness and crazy ideology all converge in this one location. In 1940, on the outskirts of Oswiecim Poland, a prison camp was established. The continued mass detainment of the Jews and Poles meant that a bigger solution was required. On June 14, 1940, the first prisoners arrived. By 1942 Auschwitz had turned from a prison camp into a death camp, a systemic killing machine controlled by the Third Reich. For over a million people the Auschwitz arrivals platform was the end of the line for them, as they were marched straight to the gas chamber. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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