Auschwitz-Birkenau is a name of the concentration and
extermination camp complex built nearby the town of Oswiecim
(Auschwitz in German) - about 70 km from Krakow, during
the German occupation of Poland. The camp was first established
in 1940 as a place interning Polish intellectuals and
resistance movement members, but later became a centre
of deportations and extermination of people from all over
Europe - mainly Jews, but also Soviet prisoners of war,
Gypsies, Italians, Czechs, citizens of Yugoslavia, France,
Today the former Nazi-camp is the world's best known cemetery
and a place dedicated to the memory of those who lost
their life there. In 1979 the site was added to the UNESCO
World Heritage List.
|The tour includes: transfer, English speaking tour leader, guide in the Museum.
Timetable: on request.
Duration: 5 hours