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Life in Auschwitz concentration camp

Life in Auschwitz concentration camp How life in concentration camp looked like? For sure it was horribly. Within the camps, the Nazis established a hierarchical identification system. Prisoners with higher social status were often rewarded with more desirable work assignment such as administrative positions indoors. Those lower on the social ladder had more physically demanding tasks. Living conditions were hard and extreme but varied greatly from camp to camp and also changed over time.  Daily routine Daily routine started always with ‘appeal’ – that took place every morning after wake up and every evening after returning from labor. During...

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What is a concentration camp and why it’s important to go there?

What is a concentration camp and why it’s important to go there? “If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.” Michael Crichton What was the Holocaust? If you want to know what is concentration camp, you need to know what was Holocaust, because as Elie Wiesel says: “To forget a Holocaust is to kill twice”. Holocaust was a systematic annihilation of peoples during World War II. It evolved slowly between 1934 and 1945 in Europe. It’s very important part of Europe’s history. Holocaust began...

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Auschwitz location – where it is?

Auschwitz location – where it is? Are you one of many thinking where Auschwitz is located? In southern Poland, 70 kilometers west of Kraków, in a small town named Oświęcim you can find dozens kilometers of barbed wire. It’s Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. But don’t call it “polish”. Although it’s located in Poland, from the beginning it was created by Germans from the Third Reich. Read this article and learn more about World War II and Holocaust. In 1939, as result of Nazi Germany’s invasion and Poland’s lost defensive war, Poland’s western territories (including Oświęcim) were incorporated into the Third...

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