Krakow 6th September
07.09.2014 24 °C
Today we went to the Auschwitz concentration camp. There are two different camps, Auschwitz 1 and Auschwitz 2 also known as Birkenau. First, we went to Birkenau which is where majority of the people went. Once they were there, they were either chosen to go work, if they were healthy or otherwise the Nazis would just kill them. It was very confronting seeing the things that the prisoners brought with them; you saw clothes, shoes and worst of all baby shoes, toys and bottles. The people who came thought they were going to come, work and have a shower. But instead of having a shower they were killed by the Nazis.
This is the wagon they used to transport people to the camp. Each carriage held 300 people.
The front gate of Auschwitz says “work makes you free” this was a trick that the Nazis played as nobody was free.
These are the sleeping quarters. There were five prisoners in each bunk.
In the evening my dad and I went to a classical chamber orchestra concert at St Peter and Paul’s church near us. On the way back from the concert my dad was very romantic and bought my mum a heart cake and a bunch of baby roses.