Arrrive at the Auschwitz and Birkenau camps and walk into the camp through the main gate just like the thousands of its prisoners, looking up at the infamous sign 'Arbeit macht frei
'. Highly ironic, as most of them were never to see the outside world again.
You see for yourself the living conditions of the prisoners while visiting the blocks. People say the most horrifying sight are the piles of personal belongings taken from the prisoners, as well as the gas chamber and the Death Wall which remind us of their sad fate. It is especially important to remember them today. As George Santayana said: 'Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it'
. Your program includes:
- Main gate "Arbeit macht frei"
- Objects of everyday use
- Personal belongings
- Gas chambers
- Pictures of individual prisoners
- Original documents
- Original wooden barracks