Escape from KL Auschwitz

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The first escape from Auschwitz took place on July 6, 1940, at the very beginning of its existence. It was conducted by a Pole, Tadeusz Wiejowski, with the help of his compatriots who were employed in the camp as so-called civilian workers. Unfortunately, a few Polish laborers for their help were imprisoned in the camp […]

Research and work history of Auschwitz

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The study was started in mid-1950. At the beginning, publications on basic historical sources about the camp were collected. Memories of one prisoner and topics related to life in Auschwitz. One of the first important works was examined, supplemented, published independently in Germany in 1989 and later in Poland (1992) and the United States (1997). […]

Wadowice tour from Krakow

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Wadowice is the birthplace of Karol Wojtyla – Pope John Paul II – who died in 2005r. It was there that he spent his childhood and attended school. The most important monument in Wadowice is the Basilica of Our Lady, the construction of which began in the 15th century. The presbytery was built; at the […]

Rafting on the Dunajec river

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The Dunajec Gorge is among the greatest tourist attractions in South of Poland. The Dunajec river, which cuts through the Pieniny Mountains, flows in wide curves within a deep ravine whose rock walls are up to 300 metres high. This is an amazing picturesque place with beautiful views visible from the raft. Dunajec rafting trip […]

“Arbeit Macht Frei” – Auschwitz gate

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“Arbeit macht frei” the most important symbol created by the Germans of the system of mass extermination, whose victims were Jews and Poles. To this day, the inscription is above the gate of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, arousing interest among tourists from all over the world. The history of the inscription itself is mainly contained in […]

June Events

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Corpus Christi procession with a vast crowd of the faithful led by Krakow archbishop is held this year on Thursday 19 June. It goes from the Wawel Cathedral to the Main Market Square. Our Lord’s statue is carried to four street altars among a shower of flower petals scattered by young girls in white first […]

Polish traditinal Easter celebrations can sweep you off your feet!!

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Easter starts with the Palm Sunday commemorating Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The main attribute associated with that day are the palms but despite of the name they hardly resemble the real palm branches. Typically, they are bouquets of common box, dried flowers and willow twigs,moss, herbs, coloured feathers and ribbons. It is believed that a palm […]

Polish snak and Fat food

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You can’t leave Poland without trying the most famous snack from Kraków!Begin your day with an obwarzanek which is usually mistaken with a bagel but in reality this snack from the XIV century is totally different. It is made from yeast-leavened wheat dough that commonly contains butter, sugar, salt, water and it is boiled before […]

Walking tour on Kazimierz district (Jewish Quarter)

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In recent years the definition of central Krakow has come to include not only the area enclosed by the Planty, but also the district of Kazimierz. Formerly a separate town, Today it is a Krakow city neighbourhood which we arrive at by descending from Wawel Hill.The history of Krakow and its Jews whispers to us […]

70th anniversary of liberation of AUSCHWITZ

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There are still many people who deny the existence of the concentration camps or to whom Auschwitz does not ring a bell. Others believe that Poles established those camps during the Second World War and only Jews were the victims. Auschwitz concentration camp will celebrate 70th anniversary of liberation on Tuesday, 27 January 2015. It’s a perfect […]