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Państwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau Oświęcim

Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim

Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim
Open:
Poniedziałek 07:30 - 19:00
Wtorek 07:30 - 19:00
Środa 07:30 - 19:00
Czwartek 07:30 - 19:00
Piątek 07:30 - 19:00
Sobota 07:30 - 19:00
Niedziela 07:30 - 19:00
Uwagi nt. dostępności: • 8:00 - 15:00 od grudnia do lutego• 8:00
ul. Więźniów Oświęcimia 20, 32-603 Oświęcim Tourist subregion: Oświęcimski
Prices: Ceny maksymalne: 50 Ceny minimalne: 45
Facilities at cultural sites: Guidebook in English, Guidebook in French, Guidebook in German
The museum is a shocking memorial site and an evidence of the cruelty of Nazi criminals. Here, in Oświęcim, and in the nearby Brzezinka, a huge concentration camp, and an extermination camp, was founded. Presently it is inscribed on the UNESCO list as “Auschwitz-Birkenau. German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1940-1945)”. It consists of two camps. The older and smaller concentration camp in Oświęcim (Auschwitz) is entered through a metal gate with the Arbeit macht frei motto. The brick prisoners’ barracks house museum exhibitions devoted to the victims of various nationalities. Next to block 11 is the Death Wall, a place of executions carried out on the prisoners. The second, larger camp was founded by the Nazi occupying forces in 1941 in Brzezinka (Birkenau), around 3 km from the Auschwitz camp. What remained to this day out of this enormous concentration camp are a few wooden barracks, a tower gate, long barbed wire entanglements, as well as a ramp by the railway track, where the selection of victims (most of whom were immediately sent to death in gas chambers) took place. Until 1945 around 1.5 million people were murdered here, mainly Jewish, but also Polish, Roma, Russian and of 28 other nationalities.
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