How to visit Auschwitz – Birkenau, Poland
When studying history in school and you’re told about this period in time when millions of people were imprisoned and murdered, you can’t really comprehend the scale of the operation and what happened until you go there.
A Brief History
Auschwitz initially served as a detention centre for political prisoners. In the years of 1939 – 1945, the Nazis evolved it into a network of camps where 1.1 million Jews, Soviet prisoners, prisoners of war, Romanian Gypsies and other ethnic groups were exterminated and around 90% were Jews.