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Every year, millions of people from around the world visit Auschwitz, walk through the same entrance as the prisoners of the camp did more than 60 years ago, and read the same slogan with an upside-down “B” - "Arbeit macht frei" Work sets one free". Our agenda of Auschwitz tour includes the visit, an introduction to the origins of the concentration camp, its history and the everyday life of its prisoners.

The Auschwitz-Birkenau complex was established in 1940 and throughout the five years of its inglorious operation over 1.5 million Jews, Poles, Italians, Frenchmen, Romani, and citizens of Soviet Union perished here.

It should be emphasized that the prisoners of Auschwitz originated from every country in Europe.

The camp was originally intended to house political prisoners and members of the resistance movement, most of whom were Poles. The abandoned artillery barracks were erected in the area. It consisted of two- and one-storey brick buildings built by prisoners. The number of people who were kept in one place ranged from a few to over 20,000. The first mass transfer of prisoners took place in June 1940. The camp in Birkenau was a place of mass extermination of Jews. In its gas chambers, more than one million people died. There were about 300 buildings in the area, which made up a few larger parts, including female, male and family camps and a hospital section. The camp occupiec a rectangular area of ​​about 200 hectares, surrounded by electrified  barbed wire. Just behind the fence, the commandant's house was surrounded by the garden.