Before going through the camp, a bit about tours to there.
I found managing is not good. First It's website information about hours of operation and fees are not correct. It says it's free to go, but it's free after 3pm, It says it works till 3pm, but it works till 6pm. When we came there first time there was a huge line, and people there didn't know where it goes. We spent there 30 mins, and lady told us, first we need to buy tour (you can go without tour only after 3pm), and they don't know when an english speaking tour guard would be available, it could take another 1 hour. We planned on that place 3 hours, and couldn't spend most of that time waiting so left.
Our another try was more successful, it was after 3pm and no lines. Strange paid parking, cash only. Also few other parkings nearby make money on tourists. I expected something more respectful, the place like that could live well with donations, I believe.
The camp itself fantastic from history point and absolutely terrible place, there were murdered 5 000 000 people! It's hard to believe these days.
Gas room and crematory
Inside. Shower and gas right beyond the line.
Evidence of the crime
The camp has around 25 block where were living prisoners. Women and men lived in different blocks. Few administration blocks. These days each block has its own exhibition about people from different countries who died here, one of the blocks is a torture room, they tortured people different ways, a room without light, without food or without sitting or laying options... Kitchen, the gas and crematory building, shooting place, near the tortures block is a block with evidence of crime and medical experiments, next building is routine day in the camp showing their rooms. I would recommend to go to the last blocks on right to feel the grief and what all these innocent people were going through, then you are ready to go to other exhibitions with more details stories of some of the prisoners.
I would recommend this place for visiting for all those stupid people who are can't wait for another war.
The place located in a small town. A kids playground is just few steps away. I expected it to be somewhere far from inhabited houses, but it's right in the center of the small town. People live just the next door.
All information there is in 3 languages: Polish, English and Hebrew. The place is not recommended for visiting with kids under 12. I saw just 2 kids there. We didn't take Eva there, it's not a right place for them, I reckon. For comfortable visit you need to count on at least 3 hours. There is plenty of free parking nearby.
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