Auschwitz Overview

Auschwitz is one of the major highlights as well as a historical attraction that narrates the story of the genocide unde th eule of Nazis. This concentration camp tells you the story of the thousands of lives ones that were taken here, during the Nazi period and Hitler rule. Under the Nazi, the arrest of Polish jews were capacitated inside the prison, and hence these humongous consecration camps were built wherein you will find gas chambers, torture chambers and more. The Nazi plan to exterminate European Jews in Auschwitz, known as the "Endlösung der Judenfrage," was carried out at Auschwitz poland, one of the greatest concentration camps that would subsequently exist.

During your Auschwitz tour of Poland, you will come across some other most fascinating and astonishing historic details that one cannot miss out on. Both the sites of Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau hold immense historical importance and are a must visit. Your guided tour visit to Auschwitz Poland, stands as the symbol of unwavering human strength against evil. You will have an edutainment tour, which will provide you guided insights into the chilling facts about one of the darkest periods of history which includes the World war II and holocaust.

History Of Auschwitz, Poland


Auschwitz Poland was established by the Germans in 1940 on the outskirts of Oswiecim, a Polish city they controlled because the number of Poles being detained in large numbers exceeded the capacity of the local jails.

It was initially planned to be another Nazi concentration camp, but after the portion where Hitler finally exterminated the Jews, it turned out to be one of the biggest extermination camps. The Auschwitz museum provides a deep insight into life during the Holocaust through the personal belongings of the inmates as well as of the SS.

The first of these camps, Auschwitz I, was established in 1940, just prior to World War II, on the grounds and in the structures of Polish barracks. The second and largest of the camps in the network was Birkenau. The majority of the victims were executed here; it was constructed in 1941 in the village of Brzezinka, three kilometres from Oswiecim.

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Auschwitz Concentration Camps

Auschwitz In the course of World War II and the Holocaust, Poland was a Nazi complex that housed over 40 camps for concentration and extermination. Auschwitz I, the main camp, Auschwitz II-Birkenau, a concentration and extermination camp with gas chambers in Auschwitz, Auschwitz III-Monowitz, a slave labour camp, and several subcamps are all included in it. The Nazis' ultimate solution to the Jewish problem was carried out in part at these concentration camps.


The Auschwitz-1 was the first concentration camp that you will visit in your tour of Auschwitz Poland. The Auschwitz concentration camps were where the einalolutn, that is killing the jews in gas chambers, took place. The Auschwitz concentration camp was located at a railway junction with 44 parallel tracks—rail lines that were used to transport Jews from throughout Europe to their death. The auschwitz poland was established on the date April 27, 1940 under guidance of the chief of the SS, the Nazi paramilitary corps. Pay your respects to the dead, and learn about one of the most dark periods in the historical timeline.

Auschwitz-2: Birkenau

Next on your tour of Auschwitz Poland, you will discover Auschwitz II, or Birkenau, situated at the outskirts of the nearby village of Brzezinka. This art of the Auschwitz concentration camps has around 300 prison attacks, and housed the gas chambers, wherein the Jews were tortured to death inside large gas chambers in Auschwitz that releases poisonous gas inside it. This excoriating detail, will make you realise the ruthless world war II times and the innocent lives of Jews that were sacrificed for some sarcastic belief of the Nazis. Also discover the Leichenkeller (“corpse cellars''), in which their bodies were stored


The auschwitz concentration camps also houses the Auschwitz-3, which were a combination of the slave labour camp and the death camp. At this part of Auschwitz Poland , the Jews which arrived were divided into two parts, the young and able bodied children were sent to work whilst, young children, their mothers, the elderly, and the ill were all transported straight to the gas chambers. Auschwitz-3 was also where medical doctors performed dangerous experiments on the Jews, using massive doses of uterine injections, radiation, sterilisation mechanisms and more. The details will definitely scare you about the historical times.

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Facts About Auschwitz, Poland

  • The Auschwitz in Poland is one of the largest concentration camps, that was built during the Nazi rule, and was the place where the final solution, that is the extermination and genocide of Jews was decided. At this location, the Nazis performed ruthless acts, such as Starvation, exposure to toxic substances, hypothermia and electroshocks.
  • The Auschwitz concentration camps saw the death of every 1 out of 6 Jews that arrived here. The Jews were divided into, able bodied young people were sent to work till death with no food or water and the children with their mothers were sent to gas chambers.
  • The Auschwitz concentration camp was built as the prison for political prisoners. However it was later expanded to fit all the jews, on whom the final solution, which is their extermination was carried out.
  • The most interesting Auschwitz fact is that some of the largest companies in the world today, used slaves that belong to the auschwitz concentration camps.

Know Before You Go

Essential Information
How To Reach

Location: Ofiar Faszyzmu 12, 32-600 Brzezinka, Poland


December: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

January and November: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

February: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

March and October: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

April, May, and September: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

June, July, and August: 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

Closure: January 1, December 25, and Easter Sunday

Best Time To Visit: The most agreeable weather and shoulder tourist seasons are between April and September, making them the best months to visit Auschwitz in Poland. Additionally, scheduling your visit for the morning of a weekday is a great way to escape the weekend crowds.

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