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October 14, 2014

What to wear when visiting a Holocaust gas chamber…

Filed under: Holocaust — Tags: — furtherglory @ 10:41 am

This morning, I did a search to find some photos of a gas chamber, and I came across the photo below, which was taken inside the gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp.

Two young girls wearing fashionable clothes on a visit to the Auschwitz gas chamber

Two young girls wearing fashionable clothes on a visit to the Auschwitz gas chamber (Click on photo to enlarge)

The photo below was copied from this blog post: http://rjrdaydreamer.blogspot.com/2011/11/auschwitz.html

A tour group inside the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp

A tour group inside the gas chamber in the main Auschwitz camp

I couldn’t find any other good photos, which were taken inside the Auschwitz gas chamber, but the photo below is a nice photo from this website.

Law students on a tour of the Auschwitz main camp enter through the iconic Arbeit Macht Frei gate

Law students on a tour of the Auschwitz main camp enter through the iconic Arbeit Macht Frei gate

I have taken many photos inside the gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp. The photo below, taken in 2005, is my most artistic shot.

My 2005 photo of the gas chamber in the Auschwitz main camp

My 2005 photo of the gas chamber in Auschwitz I camp

6 Comments »

  1. eah – The hotel is definitely not what most people are used to in architectural style. When I visited Dachau in 1980, the tour group was very silent and respectful to the history of the place. It was so quiet that chills would run up your spine and over your arms.

    Comment by Cyn Harris — October 15, 2014 @ 7:30 am

    • did you have chills running up your spine when you visited German cities and town where thousands of children and were blasted and burnt to death in the most terrible of ways by the RAF and USAF ?

      Comment by peter — October 17, 2014 @ 9:53 am

      • I was very sad when I visited Nuremberg for the first time in 1957 and saw that the reconstruction of historic buildings was still going on. I wrote about the destruction of Nuremberg on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Nurnberg/Nurnberg01.html

        In eastern Germany, which was ruled by the Russians after World War II was over, the Russians would NOT let the Germans rebuild their churches. I wrote about a ruined church in Gardelegen, which I visited long after the end of the war. As far as I know, that church has never been rebuilt. The Germans have been forced to live with the bomb destruction to this day. http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Gardelegen/Town/Gardelegen03.html

        Comment by furtherglory — October 17, 2014 @ 10:34 am

  2. When I visited Auschwitz the first time in 2003 (alone), I stayed at (what was then called) the Hotel Glob, which is very near the main train station. Here is a slightly larger foto of the hotel, which is oddly shaped. What I remember most about the hotel (besides its unusual architecture) is the friendly staff and a decent, inexpensive restaurant — I still have the quaint hand-written receipt from my nice evening meal at the restaurant.

    For my second visit in 2006 (with a friend who had not yet visited), we did a day trip from Krakow, which is what most people do (certainly the large tour groups).

    On both occasions there was a brief walk through the town — I do not recall visiting any of the shops etc.

    Comment by eah — October 15, 2014 @ 12:46 am

  3. Poland is doing very good business with the Holocaust visits at Auschwitz and other sites. People should wear serious clothes; a man should have a Kippà (Jews) or a hat.

    Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — October 14, 2014 @ 1:01 pm

    • People in Poland are very poor, so when I went to Auschwitz in 2005, I planned to help out some of the business places in the town by recommending them on my website. I could not find any business place which had goods or services that would appeal to visitors. There were no tourists, besides me, that I saw in the town. Maybe that has changed and the townspeople are now making money off the tourists.

      Comment by furtherglory — October 14, 2014 @ 1:28 pm


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