Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Oswiecim

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Devoted to the memory of those who lost their lives in the Holocaust, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau displays arguably the most devastating concentration camp in world history. Take a guided tour to learn about the history of the camp, which served as the major site of the so-called "Final Solution to the Jewish question." More than a million people died here between 1942 and 1944, most in the camp's gas chambers. Finish your visit at the train ramp where thousands of prisoners from all over Europe disembarked for the final time. Add Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau to your Oswiecim travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Oswiecim trip planner.
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  • We took an English tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau, and the experience from start to finish was harrowing. Despite it being common knowledge as to what generally happened, It’s a real eye opener... 
    We took an English tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau, and the experience from start to finish was harrowing. Despite it being common knowledge as to what generally happened, It’s a real eye opener...  more »
  • Insightful tour as part of a group, well preserved buildings and artefacts and a knowledgeable tour guide. Unfortunately the guide didn't allow time or capacity for questions, but that's probably... 
    Insightful tour as part of a group, well preserved buildings and artefacts and a knowledgeable tour guide. Unfortunately the guide didn't allow time or capacity for questions, but that's probably...  more »
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  • Impactful. This is the only way I'd describe this experience. Walking through this place will simultaneously send chills down your spine, and cause you to reflect a bit. Would highly recommend, but not for the faint of heart.
  • A place to visit in remembrance, solemnity and pay respect to those thousands of people who died there and to build conscience not to ignore the injustices and atrocities made to others. Very impressive and touching, definitely a must see.

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