37 miles (60 km) west of Krakow. Preserved as a museum and memorial.

Rick Steves: "While many camps were slave-labor camps, Auschwitz, the dreaded destination of Polish Jews such as those on Schindler's list, was built to exterminate. View the horrifying film shot by the Russians who liberated the camp in early 1945. In the museum, the simple yet emotionally powerful display of prisoners' shoes, hairbrushes, and suitcases puts lumps in even the most stoic throats. Allow plenty of time to wander and ponder. .... A second Auschwitz camp, Birkenau (also known as Auschwitz II), is about a mile away. This bleak ghost camp, an endless panorama of demolished barracks and looming watchtowers overlooking an ash-gray lake, is left as if no one after the war had the nerve to even enter the place. Today, pilgrims do. Auschwitz-Birkenau is just 90 minutes by train from Kraków..."

Auschwitz concentration camp - Wikipedia

Auschwitz - United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Państwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau

Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp | Jewish Virtual Library

Auschwitz Photo Album‎

The History Place - Auschwitz Today


UPDATE [July 2014]  Shabbat services being held in town.

UPDATE [July 2014]  Memorial stones at Auschwitz.


page updated Apr 2014


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