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History has many painful moments that are often hard to believe. Undoubtedly, one of them is the existence of extermination camps. It is significant not to lose your memory of these places. Therefore, if we want to honor them, we should go to the museum.
The Auschwitz camp was established by the Germans in mid-1940 on the outskirts of Oświęcim. The Nazis first used it as a prison for Poles who were being arrested all together due to overcrowding at other prisons around Poland.
The Auschwitz Birkenau camp, used for both extermination and forced labour, was the largest of all concentration camps created by Nazi Germany. Situated at centre stage to humanity’s exploitation it remains evidence in our hearts, that is why we should never forget what happened here or never recreate history through ignorance again!
Musem and Memorial
The Memorial Museum is visited very regularly, so we sometimes forget about what is important in such a trip. This is not just another tourist spot. This is a crucial place of remembrance that requires seriousness. It exists so that we will never forget what happened. So that we never make the same mistake.
Recently, the museum has seen more than two million people from all around visit it every year. In 1979 UNESCO added Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp to their World Heritage List under Grounds that are highly significant in documenting human suffering and cruelty throughout history.
The day of liberation is now officially recognized as International Holocaust Memorial Day.
What a visit to a museum looks like?
You can explore the camps on your own or purchase a group tour for more people. You have for that about 7 hours. That may seem long, but this place is huge and very emotional. Everyone need some time to think and calm down.
Two separate areas take up 2 km from site access (traveling between them requires 30-minute buses).
What to remember?
A visit to the museum lasts many hours and requires mental toughness. We not only get to know the history, but also see the places where people died. So, we have to behave appropriately. The world has seen a selfie from this place more than once — this should not happen! Visitors are required to be respectful of the place. You could say that it is a massive cemetery with many sad, heartbreaking stories. It cannot be treated like a normal walk. Auschwitz & Birkenau Tour will be hard, but important.