When in Kraków, you must visit Auschwitz. Word’s are not enough to describe why you must do it or the feeling when you are there.
Auschwitz is located on the outskirts of the city of Oświęcim, and is only 1 hour and 20 min far from Kraków. There are two ways to get there. Either by train, or by bus. We preferred bus because is more frequent than the train. Bus left you at the main entrance of the museum, Auschwitz I.
The first thing you see when you enter, is a big sign, written in german, that says:”Arbeit macht frei” (meaning: work sets you free).
After your entrance, you stop thinking, you stop being you, you start just feeling.
”[…] everything depends on who transmits our testament to future generations, on who writes the history of this period. What we know about murdered people is only what their murderers vaingloriously cared to say about them. Should our murderers be victorious, should they write the history of the war, our destruction will be presented as one of the most beautiful pages of the world history, and future generations will pay tribute to them as dauntless crusaders. Their every word will be taken for gospel. Or they may wipe out of memory altogether, as if we had never existed, as if there had never been a Polish Jewry, a Ghetto in Warsaw, a Maidanek.” *Auschwitz Explained to My Child, Annette Wieviorka
*Δεν επιτρέπεται η αναδημοσίευση του κειμένου και του περιεχομένου χωρίς τη συγκατάθεσή μου.