Six Hour Tour of Auschwitz

Six Hour Tour of Auschwitz, Oswiecim, Poland (B)

When visiting Krakow, seeing Auschwitz is a must. Auschwitz, a complex of 48 concentration and extermination camps, was operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during World War II. The complex includes Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II-Birkenau, and Auschwitz III-Monowitz along with several subcamps.

Auschwitz was the largest Nazi German concentration and death camp. Between the years 1940 and 1945 when Auschwitz operated, the Nazis deported at least 1.3 million people to the camp, including 1,000,000 Jews, 150,000 Poles, 23,000 gypsies, 15,000 Soviet POWs, and 25,000 prisoners of other ethnicities. Of these prisoners, 1,100,000 died. 90% were Jewish. Most were killed in gas chambers, but many also died from illnesses and starvation.

There are many ways to visit Auschwitz. Just about every hotel in Krakow offers a tour to Auschwitz which includes transportation and around four hours at the historic site known for the atrocities committed by Nazis during World War II. A hotel tour is the easiest way to see Auschwitz. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Six Hour Tour of Auschwitz
Guide Location: Poland » Oswiecim
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Bankhead
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Auschwitz I
  • Auschwitz II