The unkind woman woke me up too early! But thanks to her that we were able to get our early minibus to the Auschwitz camp. The journey took a hour, which was much shorter than we expected as we were supposed to make our own way over there which would take a hour and 45 minutes on train. We thought the drive would be longer. On the way we watched a DVD about how the Jews suffered there.
The first camp was more of a museum so we didn't really get the 'feel' of the conditions, but we saw their belongings in one space.
We saw an area with baby's clothes, prisoners' clothes, artificial legs/arms, glasses and there was a room full of shoes.
We also saw a big pile of women's hair, they were shaved off when they arrived at the camp and the hair was used for clothing for the Germans.
Couldn't believe how much there was.
We saw the death row, where the soldiers shot people and it was covered with candles and flowers.
We went in one of the gas chamber and it was smaller than expected but at the other camp, the gas chambers would have been lot bigger, but we were not able to see it as it was burnt down.
This museum had pictures displayed so we could see what has happened to them and where it was taken place. There were lots of blocks so we could sort of imagine what has happened during this awful time.
The second camp was where the famous rail track that took the Jews to the camp. And this was where we were able to see where they slept and went to the toilet. Nasty conditions and tiny space for large about of people. In one area it stank, so only can imagine what it smelt like at the time!
It was BOILING hot, 39 degrees! Molly successfully managed not to get burnt, great achievement!
We're getting the overnight train, so we're expecting a poor night sleep.