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Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Tour: Tragic Jewish Herritage (Poland)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 50 people
Destination(s): Poland  
Specialty Categories: Military History  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 15 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 33 Euro (EUR)

Among the museums related to the Jewish part of Polish history, the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp is the saddest and most authentic one in terms of the nature of its exhibition. Follow the experienced guide, visit the most gruesome facilities the Nazis used to exterminate Polish Jews and discover how much the fabric of Polish society has changed after WWII.

Back in 1939, the Jewish community in Poland would constitute about 10% of the country's population. In 1945 - the number appeared to have been decimated to less than 0,5%. The Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau concentration camps used to be parts of the network of labor and death camps established by the Nazis in the areas where the Jewish presence was considerable - these two facilities were largely responsible for the extermination of the Jewish citizens of Poland. Located in the city of Oswiecim, nearly 70 kilometers west of Krakow, the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp demonstrates the cruel legacy of Nazi ideology that took the lives of 1,2 million of its inmates, 90% of whom were of Jewish ancestry.

The dark world behind the barbed-wired fence of Auschwitz, where the extermination was methodically executed inside gas chambers and concealed inside the constantly operating crematoria, still makes the same horrific impression on modern visitors, being maintained close to its original shape. Despite the important lesson a 3,5-hour-lasting visit to Auschwitz may teach, it is advisable to balance the experience with the background knowledge on the previously lively community of Polish Jews. Sightseeing the Jewish district of Kazimierz in Krakow or paying a visit to the Warsaw-based, ultra-modern and informative Polin museum of Polish Jews is more than recommended.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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Location: Poland
Joined InfoHub: Jan 2012

M21154 is one of the biggest tour operator company based in the royal city of Cracow. With M21154 you can build your whole stay simply choose services you are interested in: start from transfer and accommodation, find a tours, which suits you best and we will deal with the rest. We specialize in local tours, our offer...

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