Auschwitz tours - visit biggest concentration camp in the World
The beautiful city of Krakow has been attracting several visitors from overseas. While most people come to visit the city for its old world charm, some tourists come to see its only existing scar. Close to its borders are the infamous former Nazi concentration and extermination camps at Auschwitz and Birkenau. Visitors can spend an entire day contemplating on the human horror that took place during the IInd world war. It is only a bus or a train ride away from the main city that has an incredible rich cultural history. The Auschwitz I camp is for nearly 90 minutes.
It gives an indication of the sufferings of the Jews at the hands of the Nazi, Germans. Another 90 minutes can be spent on the Auschwitz- Birkenau site which is the largest complex of concentration camps. Historically it is a mute testimony of the epic human tragedy. The ruined chimneys and rusting barbed wire, exhibits of yards of human hair of victims, empty canisters of Zyklon-B gas that was used as killing agent. The site is an icon of genocide, dread and the Holocaust. It is also a monument of human bravery, solidarity and battle to crime and terror. The silence is chilling as he visitors look for the "Oswiecim" sign. The musem is where the horror is recreated through the films. A documentary shows the liberation of the camp in 1945.