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A TOUR TO AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU MUSEUM by Maider from Pamplona, Spain

Fence and guard tower of concentration camp

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The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum guided tour was amazing. It is very well designed for tourists to know every detail of the concentration camp.

a brick building with Auschwitz concentration camp in the background

We started in the first part of the camp, which nowadays is illustrated with photos and objects, in museums inside the infrastructures they previously had. Each of the photographs and objects chosen to exhibit were the correct ones. The guide looks very professional, telling facts, stories and all kinds of necessary information to get to know this place. It made me empathize a lot with what happened in this place. What struck me the most was the story of a girl who lived in that camp, and having survived, she went every year to visit it. I thought that was a very brave act. On the other hand, I was also very impressed by the gas chamber in the first complex that we visited.

a large long train on a steel track with Auschwitz concentration camp in the background

Later we went to the second part of the concentration camp, where I was surprised by the size of the camp. I knew it was big, but I had no idea that it had those dimensions. The guide, as in the previous visit, looked very professional, explaining all the necessary details so that we could imagine what was happening in each place. I really liked that most of the infrastructures were maintained, and have not been rebuilt.

 

Of all the visits, this was the one that impacted me the most, and the one I liked the most. I empathized a lot with each story. It was impressive.

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