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Old 02.08.2011, 12:30
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Re: Visiting the former Auschwitz concentration camp

I'm not entirely sure, but it might have been the military barracks in Balice.
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Re: Visiting the former Auschwitz concentration camp

I visited Auschwitz on a weekend trip during my time in Berlin.
It is very interesting and in fact its worth it because nothing can prepare you for the experience.
I found Krakow to be a really interesting city and we visited the salt mines during our stay.
In actual fact we hired a taxi for the whole day that we spent at Auschwitz and it didnt work out too expensive - we did the deal obviously before we left Krakow, i.e it was a fixed price for the day.
I would only say this and it comes from my time also in München where I worked a very short distance from Dachau concentration camp - another colleague told me that the best time to visit is in winter. That is not just because there are less tourists but because on a cold grey and cold day, that is when you focus more on what sort of place it was - I found that to be sound advice - a neccessary but sobering experience.
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Although I lived through the bombing in London during the last world war, I know very little of the treatment of the Jews by the French themselves, and by the French police in particular.
There is an impressive museum in the castle at Besançon, displaying the French behaviour towards resistance and Jews during the war.
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There are hundreds of bus and mini bus operators for auschwitz. Personally I would rAther take the train again if I ever went back - early morning slow train from krakow main station rolling through birch forests and small towns. Then a walk to the camp.
The train was not crowded and gave me time to think. Especially on the way back

I would also take the time to see Krakow and the old Jewish quarter to see how they lived.
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Re: Visiting the former Auschwitz concentration camp

I was touched to read all those testimonies of people visiting my home country.
It’s usually the outsiders, the travellers, who see more than us, the natives.
Today, I arrived in Krakow, the city where I was born. Switzerland is my new home, so I have come to Krakow as a traveller. I might be able to see the city with new eyes now.
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Re: Visiting the former Auschwitz concentration camp

It's sad that some people want to capitalize on history by ripping off others ...

Auschwitz price-fixing claims: Israel police arrest nine
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-35351022
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There is an impressive museum in the castle at Besançon, displaying the French behaviour towards resistance and Jews during the war.
And in Lyon as well.
I don`t think that there is a museum about it but the conduct of the "Bobbies" in Guernsey and Jersey, not to mention the rest of the population on the Channel Islands is worth checking out.You won`t find out much about it on English sites.
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