auschwitz

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  1. simontheturk

    simontheturk Read Only Funster

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    Anyone gone any recommendations for parking up staying couple of nights,in auschwitz ,move across there in couple of days from prague.....which is a absolutly brilliant place,stayed at new small site,river camping prague
     
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    We were there a couple of years ago. You can stay overnight free in the car park near the main entrance to Auschwitz. There's a restaurant near so you can eat out.

    To be honest after going round Auschwitz we were happy to get away. Its a moving and disturbing experience and one night was enough. We then moved on to Krakow and stayed in a camp site there.
     
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    The place where the birds never sing.........:Sad::Sad::Sad::Sad:
     
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    just get ready to drive off if you start smelling gas .
     
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    Ouch........
     
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    That is really, really insensitive. Antecedents perished there, thanks for reminding me in the most unpleasant way possible by trying to make a joke out of if :Angry:

    I think you should apologise to everyone
     
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    We felt like that after visiting Oradour sur Glane.
     
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    Went around Belsen in the 1960's......(now called Hohne), Germany. They (had) a 'black museum' that was only open for troops to visit. :cry::cry: Never want to return there again. You walk back through the forest, and the eyes are all around you, watching....*Shudder*.
     
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    it is an experience that will live with you I went once many years ago
    I don't believe in ghost but there is something abut that place that haunt's me
    I have a aunty that survived the death camps and marred my uncle but she lost her hole family a very deep person sometimes her eyes were empty poor sole she dyed never knowing where her family went she had her no on her arm till the day she died :Sad:
     
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    poor taste:Sad:
     
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    Was there a few years back. Sobering place but very interesting. Its a fallacy that birds don't sing. There were masses of black redstarts all over the place. Nature dosnt care what went on there, it just gets back to normal business.
     
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    It's in the Hohne area but still called Belsen. Open to all and close to Bergen.

    Was there a couple of months ago.

    Went there in the 60's too and was told that the birds don't sing but that's not true either.

    Been to Auschwitch and Dachau they are too touristy for me.

    Bergen Belsen is different as it is a memorial to those who perished.


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    In answer to the op question I wouldn't want to stay there for more than one day,
    After spending a day preferably with an English speaking tour guide touring the camp it brings home to you mans inhumanity to man in a way no amount of new reel can!
    A very sobering and haunting experience that move me to tears,
     
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    My uncle was murdered in Sachenhausen so not amused by VWALAN
     
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    Auschwitz is very close to where my dad and his family lived during the war, and they say they genuinely had no idea what was going on there, being under the impression it was a factory of some kind. I have been to visit it a few times over the years, and always found it phenomenally moving. It's not a fun day out, but rather it's a place you have to visit just to see how far mans inhumanity to man can stretch in the wrong circumstances. Last time I was there was during a heat wave, yet in the courtyard I started to shiver it was so cold. How do you explain that?
     
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    I would just like to say that I appreciate some of you didn't like VWalans comment but maybe like me he didn't know what went on over there. I never did like history at school. I couldn't even have told you the place mentioned was in Germany.

    I took his comment about the gassing to mean maybe it was a rough area and there was lots of muggings so to beware.
     
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    What a totally despicable and disgusting post.

    How can a post like this be put on this forum?

    Words fail me.

    JJ :Cool:



     
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    sick piece of shit
     
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    We visited the Imperial War Museum in London and went into the holocaust exhibition..

    It had a profound effect on both of us.. very very upsetting .. so much so that I never want to visit a death camp.. I know that is maybe selfish, but I don't need that kind of emotional upset to know the truth.

    I have the deepest respect for these places and understand why they should be preserved, why many people visit, the history should be taught in schools and the atrocities never forgotten .. but I don't want to go there.. :Sad:
     
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