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20 things you didn’t know about Auschwitz

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Auschwitz was a German concentration and destruction camp during the Second World War which was in use from 1940 to 1945. The Auschwitz concentration camp is located in the Polish town of Oświęcim and is a network of several camps built by the Nazis in Poland. A visit to Auschwitz is confrontational, painful and terrible, but you can not close your eyes to this part of history. There are a lot of things you didn’t know about Auschwitz.

Read on for 20 things you didn’t know about Auschwitz.

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Dark tourism, visiting dark places

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Dark tourism, also known as dark tourism or thanato tourism, is a form of tourism that involves visiting historical sites that are related to or associated with death and tragedy. Because I travel to understand the world and history, these are places I have visited regularly. It sounds sinister, dark and strange, and they are places where you get quiet and where you get a knot in your stomach. Yet they are places that I often visit. Is this disrespectful or respectful?

Dark tourism, visiting dark places. 15x well-known dark tourism places you can visit!

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9 must do’s in Krakow, Poland

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Krakow is the most visited and the most beautiful city in Poland. Krakow is a picturesque destination and walking around in Krakow makes you feel like you are in Vienna or Florence! It is a city full of medieval architecture, artistic and cultural heritage, squares with churches, shops, stalls with local specialties, restaurants, and cozy cafes. I think Krakow is beautiful and it is cheap and not yet full of tourists. The famous metropolis on the Vistula river is worth a weekend trip! What are the must do’s in Krakow?

These are my 9 must do’s and favorite things you can do in Krakow!

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A visit to the Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp

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The concentration camp Auschwitz is the most impressive memorial to the Holocaust in the Second World War. That is why I think the concentration camp Auschwitz is an important place to visit for everyone! You will learn more about the Holocaust and the Second World War and it is also a place where you can commemorate the victims and the war. One of the reasons I travel is to better understand history. Sometimes you have to push yourself to the facts and that is exactly what happens when you visit the concentration camp Auschwitz. A visit is confronting, painful and terrible, but you can not close your eyes to this part of history.

Read all about an impressive visit to the concentration camp Auschwitz Birkenau.