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Address: Wiezniow Oswiecimia 20, Oswiecim 32-603, Poland
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Established by the Nazis in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau has become a symbol of...

Established by the Nazis in 1940, Auschwitz-Birkenau has become a symbol of terror, genocide and the Holocaust. Although the exact number of victims is unknown, many Jews, Poles and gypsies died here. The museum consists of two parts: Auschwitz I, the first and oldest camp (the number of prisoners fluctuated around 15,000, sometimes rising above 20,000) and Auschwitz II, Birkenau (which held more than 90,000 prisoners in 1944). The greater part of the apparatus of mass extermination was built in Birkenau and the majority of the victims were murdered there.

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Was very impressed with my visit . It was inspirational . Made me realise what torture the people suffered . It was my 2nd visit there. I was more visibly affected by Birkenau .

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was very impressed with my visit . It was inspirational . Made me realise what torture the people suffered . It was my 2nd visit there. I was more visibly affected by Birkenau .

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a place where one comes face to face with the horrifying things that we have done to one another. Leaves one very shaken and disturbed.

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everyone feels they must visit the death camps thus causing terrible congestion at Auchwitz, the more interesting of the camps. Nearby Birkenau, by far the larger of the two camps, the crowds are spaced out. There are no age restrictions but 14 is the recommend minimum age. People are affected in different ways, however you will leave upset. Guides vary,... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a horrible place, that everyone should see with their own eyes. It is hard to imagine all horrible things that happened here, and what people are capable of doing.

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Thank Christine1962
Glasgow
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For such a horrendous time in history it is such a humble place to visit. The tour guide was amazing and it really is a place everyone should go. The holacaust should never be forgotten. The bus provided was great service and over all a great experience and defo go back taking my teenage son as I think everyone needs... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After wanting to visit here for many year this was a great disappointment was mainly walking around the site not entering more than a handful of the vast amount of buildings. No atmosphere as we expected there to be.

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Telford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were so disappointed with this trip we were told @& expecting to be moved & emotional some even saying coming away a different person. We did not feel this did not feel the true atmosphere & feel it's over commercialised & mainly a lot of walking around the site only actually entering a handful of the vast amount of... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everyone should visit. We met at a nearby hotel, coach arrived on time, watched a video on the coach, as well as a guide on the bus. We arrived at Auschwitz and were put into smaller groups, and started a guided tour. After Auschwitz, we were taken on a short drive to Birkenau. We then did a guided tour. I... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

it is a hugely interesting piece of history. an absolute must for so many reasons. to my knowledge it is still free entry. you can hire a guide (tour guide party, rent a set of headphones or just purchase a brochure and wander around yourself. it can also be quite upsetting.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have always been interested in the history of World War 2 so nothing I saw at Auschwitz Birkenau surprized me, that still doesn't prepare you for what a shocking place this is. Our guide was very passionate and knowledgeable and clearly very emotionally involved with the camp's. She gave it to us in great detail and did not spare... More 

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