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Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp

The Road Travel CrewComment

It’s the 74th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Oświecim, Poland.  Trains from all over Nazi Europe brought Jews to the camp during World War 2.  They don’t know the number but estimates are around 1.1 million people died in the gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau.  I was able to visit the camp from Krakow over the summer.  Walking through the barracks and grounds is unreal and I’ve never had such a heavy experience while traveling.  To learn about their lives and the absolute horror that the prisoners went though.  Seeing the destroyed gas chamber, being on the path they walked to it and the staggering amount of shoes, suitcases, items that were taken when people arrived.  It’s unbelievable.  It’s unbelievable that something so evil happened only 74 years ago.  Traveling is both learning about the world and ourselves.  It’s a trip I’ll never forget. - Eric Green

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