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Would You Visit Auschwitz?
 
# 1 : Friday 28-4-2017 @ 17:05
 
 
I'm going to Krakow at the end of the summer and I'm wondering should I go to Auschwitz concentration camp, the scene of the extermination of over one million Jews, Roma & Poles which just lies a few km from the city.

In one way I consider it a must but in another I'm not sure I can handle it psychologically. It could haunt me for a long time and really upset and depress me.

If you were in a Krakow, would you visit Auschwitz concentration camp?
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# 2 : Friday 28-4-2017 @ 17:43
 
 
I used to think I would but I'm not sure now. The older I get the more upset I tend to get about these things.
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# 3 : Friday 28-4-2017 @ 17:49
 
 
I've been there and in Mauthausen too.

While it is depressing, it's not traumatic.

I don't think it's more upsetting than watching a documentary on the holocaust.
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# 4 : Friday 28-4-2017 @ 18:05
 
 
Its on my to do list. I can't imagine going to Krakow and not visiting Auschwitz.
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# 5 : Friday 28-4-2017 @ 22:24
 
 
i was there and in my opinion its one of must see places if you are around. makes people thinking.
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# 6 : Saturday 29-4-2017 @ 04:59
 
 
Yes I would, and I think it would move me and upset me. But I think we all need to challenge our comfort zones at times. Being in place where so much pure evil took place would definitely affect somebody.*


*unless they were a psychopath.
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# 7 : Saturday 29-4-2017 @ 11:56
 
 
I was in Dachau concentration camp. I still find it chilling thinking about it. Yes I would visit Auschwitz.
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# 8 : Saturday 29-4-2017 @ 12:16
 
 
A visit to any of the camps is a traumatic and sobering experience. It's frightening to think about what has happened there and realise that we humans can be so cruel and barbaric to our fellow humans just because of race, creed, skin colour or nationality. I would recommend that you go there, I have no doubt that it will upset you and even make you cry as lots of people do there, but it is worth it.
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# 9 : Saturday 29-4-2017 @ 22:09
 
 
Someone said :
I was in Dachau concentration camp. I still find it chilling thinking about it. Yes I would visit Auschwitz.

Me too, I visited Dachau as well one time.
The guide was a Jewish lady and she was still sore about the holocaust. It was a sobering visit all right but once out the door of it I quickly forgot about it and enjoyed the rest of my holiday.
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# 10 : Saturday 29-4-2017 @ 22:34
 
 
Absolutely do go, it makes you question the Humanity of our species, it is a profound experience, the saddest part was the display of labeled suitcases of those who thought they were going to be reunited with them before they were gassed,also the story of the priest who offered his life for that of a man with a family. There is so much to learn from that horrible place, it is a regular trip for schoolchildren and is a must see.
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# 11 : Tuesday 2-5-2017 @ 09:51
 
 
I'd probably go if I was in the country. I wouldn't plan a trip over though.
I went to Ellis island and reading about how people were treated made me sad.

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# 12 : Tuesday 2-5-2017 @ 22:52
 
 
I absolutely could not handle a trip to a place where I know pure horror has taken place. I think it would completely freak me out.
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# 13 : Tuesday 2-5-2017 @ 23:10
 
 
Someone said :
I absolutely could not handle a trip to a place where I know pure horror has taken place. I think it would completely freak me out.

Drogheda?
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# 14 : Wednesday 3-5-2017 @ 07:39
 
 
There is a very good movie called the Promise which is about the Armenian genocide , its in cinemas now /or coming soon and its director is Irish.

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# 15 : Wednesday 3-5-2017 @ 08:16
 
 
It is definitely worth a visit, I got a taxi there and back from Krakow, Just ask a few for quotes. The whole place is very disturbing, the most disturbing thing that is happening now is most people ignore it and the consequences of ignorance is things like racism, Brexit and le Pen.
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