Everyone should see this because even though you may have seen it on tv or in a movie, when you are actually there the impact of what happened at this place during the war hits you like a ton of bricks. You can’t help but get emotional as your tour guide describes the way prisoners were tortured and killed in tiny, dark cells, or shot against a brick wall and this is just the Auschwitz part of the tour.
When the bus takes you a few mile away to Birkenau camp where the trains arrived with thousands of Jews, many of whom were immediately exterminated in the gas chambers and cremated in the ovens, you cannot believe the horror of the place.
I am so glad I went and saw this for myself because I will never forget it. But I was very emotional and even crying by the end of the tour and I had a whole new understanding of what occurred here.
When you see the room containing mounds of human hair, piles of suitcases, shoes and children’s clothes and you see the photos of the prisoners and read their fate, you cannot help but be moved.
It is well worth going to see and words cannot begin to describe what it is actually like.More