Started in 1940 as a concentration camp for Polish political prisoners, Auschwitz became the centre for extermination of European Jews in 1942. During 1940-1945, the Nazis killed about 1,500,000 here, mainly Jews, but also Poles, Gypsies, Russians POWs and members of other nationalities as well. Our tour begins with a 15-minute documentary film about the liberation of the camp, then a museum-guide shows you the exhibitions in some of the surviving prison blocks, the gas chamber, and the crematorium. After a short break, we continue to Birkenau / Auschwitz II, where we go up the watchtower above the entrance gate to see the view of this largest of all Nazi extermination camps.
Option A: It includes guided tour at the camp site, documentary movie, coach transport, and VAT. (US$ 50)
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