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Back in Krakow

I didn’t expect to be back in Krakow four months later, but here I am. The city was already beautiful in spring but it’s absolutely gorgeous in summertime as well.

Even though I would love to have a chat with the old dragon Smok, this time the visit has been on a more somber note with a visit to Auschwitz, the horrible place west of Krakow. The iron gates present the same mocking message as I witnessed in Dachau some years ago, the infamous line “Arbeit macht frei”.

Even though it is a very tough emotional experience, a visit here is an important lesson on the history of Europe and the atrocities committed.

Auschwitz-Birkenau Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Auschwitz gates Auschwitz gates.
Auschwitz fences Auschwitz fences.

2 comments

  • avatar
    Theresa
    30 Aug, 2016

    Wow. Impressive. I would want to go and not go at the same time… How come so soon again? work?

  • avatar
    31 Aug, 2016

    I truly understand your hesitation, it’s a really dark place. But an important one that should be visited at least once.

    This time the trip was work-related, although there was some time for other activities as well.

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