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Stop At: Judenrampe, Piwniczna 26, 32-600 Brzezinka, Poland
Firstly, we’ll stop at “Altejudenrampe” - a historical wagon form which victims were lead to a gas chamber in Birkenau
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Fountain of Tears, Piwniczna 10, 32-600 Brzezinka, Poland
Fountain of tears’ is a touching and controversial representation of Holocaust and Crucifixion of Jesus is located. It was created by RIck Wienecke, who moved to Israel in 1977, as he was fascinated by creation of the state. He felt obliged to commemorate the suffering of Jewish nation that he connects with suffering of Jesus on the Cross.
Fountain of tears is 18 meters long wall divided into 7 panels by six stone pillars. The panels represent different scenes from crucifixion of Jesus. In front of each panel, you’ll see bronze figures that embody Holocaust victims, their suffering and human tragedy.
To enter the Fountain of Tears, you need to walk through the labyrinth called “Hallway of questions”. It's a darkened room with 8 reliefs that represent 7 crucial questions and one answer.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Auschwitz II-Birkenau, Ofiar Niemieckiego Faszyzmu 12, 32-600 Brzezinka, Poland
Upon arrival to Birkenau camp (Auschwitz II), you’ll get a guide book, which will serve you as a local guide. You’ll have 2,5 hours time to precisely visit the place and walk at your own pace. Take your time and contemplate all terrifying events that has happened in Birkenau. Visiting the camp without going rushing after a guide is also a good option for mobility-impaired people. After the tour, we arrange a pick up from the museum and drop off at your hotel in Krakow.
ABOUT AUSCHWITZ II BIRKENAU:
Auschwitz II Birkenau is a place, where over 1,1 million people lost their lives during the World War II. Although at the beginning it was supposed to be a camp for prisoners of war, soon it became a place of Jews’ extermination. As the war was about to end, Germans tried to destroy all evidences of their crimes. However, beside numerous reconstructions of camp buildings, there are still some original buildings in Birkenau (Auschwitz II Birkenau). The collection includes gas chambers, guard towers, wooden and brick barracks or crematoria. There is also an unloading ramp and warehouses that were used for sorting and shipping prisoners’ property. Today, all of these objects tell a terrifying story that we all should remember.
Due to the brutal character of the place, it is not recommended to visit Birkenau (Auschwitz II Birkenau) with children under 14 years old. Also, all visitors are required to behave appropriately and respectfully as they visit a place where mass exterminations took place.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Pass By: Tourist Information Center in Oswiecim, Stanisławy Leszczyńskiej 12, 32-600 Oświęcim, Poland
On our way back, we'll pass through Monowitz (Auschwitz III). It was a subcamp of Auschwitz, where prisoners were forced to do an extremely hard work at synthetic rubber fabric.