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Memorial and Museum Auschwitz II-Birkenau

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"If you're visiting Krakow, setting aside a day for Auschwitz-Birkenau, located approximately 50 km west of the city is essential. Although it's a sobering and emotional experience, it's also one of the most important Krakow attractions. Once a peaceful town called Oswiecim was turned into a concentration camp by the Nazis. They later extended it to the nearby village of Brzezinka, covering an area of over 425 acres. The Nazis kept the place inaccessible and operated in secrecy. Words cannot do justice to the experience of visiting Auschwitz, and it's something you need to see for yourself. The site leaves visitors with various emotions, including sadness, anger, and disbelief. But it's an essential part of history and a stark reminder of the cruelty of one of the 20th century's most brutal regimes. While it's possible to visit the camp independently, joining an organized tour for logistical ease and gaining more insight from your guide is advisable."

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