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  www.um.oswiecim.pl - Content
Oswiecim Castle is one of the top relicts of medieval defensive architecture, it maintain medieval tower dated on XIII/XIV century and is one of the earliest made in bricks buildings in Lesser Poland.
Oswiecim as located on a crossing of main communication routs is a convenient place for rest and spending a night for many travellers, not only in commercial purposes.
KL Auschwitz - Birkenau in Oswiecim and in Brzezinka
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Around 1272 - Oswiecim receives a municipal charter modeled on that of Lwówek in Lower Silesia (Lwówek charters were one of the Polish variations on the Magdeburg laws), from duke Ladislaus I of Opole.
As the city grows rich on the salt trade in the mid-sixteenth century, a two-story town hall is built and the village of Plawy is purchased.
Oswiecim powiat, minus Brzeszcze and the village of Jawiszowice, becomes part of the new Bielsko voivodeship.
www.auschwitz-muzeum.oswiecim.pl /html/eng/historia_KL/oswiecim_ok.html   (2228 words)

  
 j. - Auschwitz, place of memory, vs. Oswiecim, a living city
Oswiecim itself is a depressed industrial city of 50,000, beset by unemployment and other economic ills.
The walls of the complex are hung with historic photographs of Oswiecim Jews and with prewar scenes, including postcards showing Jewish residents and the ornate synagogue destroyed in the war.
But officials in Oswiecim for years have been trying in a variety of ways to assert an independent identity for the city and pull the town, its history and its cultural associations out from under the dark shadow of Auschwitz.
www.jewishsf.com /content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/14883/edition_id/289/format/html/displaystory.html   (1007 words)

  
 Auschwitz-Birkenau Death Camp
Oswiecim is easily accessible owing to the region’s extensive railroad and bus networks and the ample road system.
October 1939: the Nazis annex the ancient Polish town of Oswiecim to the Third Reich and rename it Auschwitz.
Before the Nazis came to Oswiecim and set up their monstrous Auschwitz concentration camp here, a small Jewish community had led its peaceful life at that place as in many other Polish towns in the region.
www.krakow-info.com /auschwit.htm   (771 words)

  
 Oswiecim (Auschwitz)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Oswiecim is a medium-sized industrial town in southern Poland, about 30 km south of Katowice and 60 km west of Kraków.
The largest Nazi concentration camp was established here in April 1940 in the prewar Polish army barracks on the outskirts of Oswiecim.
Since Kraków is the big tourist spot in the area, it is also the main jumping-off point for Oswiecim.
www.student.nada.kth.se /~md97-ssu/travels/2001/oswiecim.html   (329 words)

  
 Dia-pozytyw: TRACES OF THE PAST
Oswiecim was also a place where alcoholic drinks such as Haberfeld’s famous Pesachowka (Pesach vodka) were produced.
The Synagogue of the Society for the Study of the Mishna and the Jewish Centre in Oswiecim.
It covers awide range of educational and cultural activities, focusing mainly on commemorating the victims of the Holocaust by studying Jewish life and culture.
www.diapozytyw.pl /en/site/slady_i_judaica/oswiecim   (1969 words)

  
 The Auschwitz Extermination Camp. German Crimes in Poland. Part I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Oswiecim lies on the crossroads from East to West.
Although it is close to the Tatra Mountains and the Gate of Morawy, a water shed of the Danube, Wisla and Osdra (Fig.
Numerous orders of the command of the Garrison SS in Oswiecim, have proved that the fact that the climate and water were poisonous was known to the camp authorities.
www.ess.uwe.ac.uk /genocide/gcpol9.htm   (4748 words)

  
 Battle of Oswiecim Station
To win they must hold, or have been the last to pass a non-retreating or routing stand through Oswiecim railway station (which is represented by a town block) and at least two of the four town blocks of Oswiecim town.
The town of Oswiecim is 12" up from the south map edge, on the road and consists of a square of 4 town blocks, the road running through the middle.
Oswiecim railway station is 6" north of Oswiecim town and 18" west of it.
homepages.paradise.net.nz /mcnelly/vb/scenarios/oswiecim_station_1866.htm   (690 words)

  
 TruthNews
But Auschwitz itself is the German name for Oswiecim, the small Polish town whose misfortune is to be located just kilometers from Adolf Hitler's most infamous Nazi death camp.
Oswiecim, Poland; 27 January 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Oswiecim lies tucked behind the railway station where visitors arrive to see the museum at the former Nazi death camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Nevertheless, Oswiecim -- or Auschwitz in German -- is synonymous around the world with genocide and the Holocaust.
www.truthnews.net /month/2005010089.htm   (744 words)

  
 Zipple.com - The Jewish Supersite - Jewish center opens in death camp's shadow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
OSWIECIM, Poland—A prayer and study center honoring Jewish life has opened near the place that for more than half a century has been the paramount symbol of Jewish death.
The walls of the complex are hung with historic photographs of Oswiecim Jews, and with pre-war scenes of the town.
He said he hoped that the center would serve as an aid to reconciliation and called on Jews to be sensitive to the day-to-day problems of the city and its citizens.
www.zipple.com /newsandpolitics/internationalnews/20000915_jewish_center_shadow.shtml   (740 words)

  
 Oswiecim Definition / Oswiecim Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Oswiecim is the seat of the local powiat government.
Oswiecim is a good day trip by train from Warsaw.
Oswiecim is a place that cannot be just visited, and that while visiting it one has to think with fear about where the limits of hatred are.
www.elresearch.com /Oswiecim   (275 words)

  
 Holocaust History - Auschwitz - the Holocaust Concentration Camp
It was established by the Nazis in 1940, in the suburbs of the city of Oswiecim which, like other parts of Poland, was occupied by the Germans during the Second World War.
The name of the city of Oswiecim was changed to Auschwitz, which became the name of the camp as well.
A July 2, 1947 act of the Polish parliament established the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum on the grounds of the two extant parts of the camp, Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau.
www.holocaustforgotten.com /Auschwitz2.htm   (1605 words)

  
 WashingtonPost.com: Auschwitz: 1270 to the Present
Oswiecim prospered during the first years of Polish rule, despite four large city fires which damaged most of the town and the castle.
Jewish settlement had begun in the mid-fifteenth century, and by the time of Oswiecim's incorporation into Poland its Jewish population was so numerous that King Zygmunt II Augustus felt obliged to issue a decree to prevent further growth.
The cataclysmic impact of the war could not be overcome in Oswiecim, or indeed in the majority of Polish towns.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/style/longterm/books/chap1/auschwit.htm   (2996 words)

  
 Oswiecim
The small, provincial Polish town of Oswiecim is situated far from the main railwayand 50 km.
Oswiecim lies on the crossroads from East to Westthe Danube, Wisla and Osdra (Fig.
Oswiecim (better known for its German name, Auschwitz) was home to the Nazi's largest concentration camp; approximately four million
www.warsawflight.co.uk /oswiecim/index.shtml   (290 words)

  
 Mark Pidgeley Photography: Gallery: Oswiecim-Auschwitz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Oswiecim was renamed Auschwitz when the Nazis invaded Poland.
I felt as though I was intruding on their privacy when I took these photographs while I walked from the hotel towards the town center with camera in hand.
On my next trip I will photograph Oswiecim with a little more professionalism towards capturing the realism of the town and the people there:I can not imagine what it must be like living so close to Auschwitz-Birkenau.
www.markpidgeley.co.uk /gallery_1645.html   (75 words)

  
 AKRIBEIA 3: E. AYNAT : LES "PROTOCOLES D'AUSCHWITZ" SONT-ILS UNE SOURCE HISTORIQUE DIGNE DE FOI ? /Appendice 9
Each convoy arriving in Oswiecim is unloaded ; men are separated from women, and then packed haphazard, in a mass (mainly children and women) into cars and lorries and taken to the gas chamber in Brzezinka.
The remaining two per cent of each convoy are divided between the men’s camps in Oswiecim and Brzezinka and the women’s camp in the latter locality.
She took special pleasure in selecting victims for gassing and punishments — the latter inflicted for the most part without any reason — possibly because she expected the work to be carried at a greater speed than was humanly possible.
www.vho.org /F/j/Akribeia/3/Aynat/A9.html   (2521 words)

  
 Inventing and Invoking Tradition in Holocaust Memorials
In keeping with this theme, the Oswiecim Society formed in Israel conceived of a memorial honoring the past in Tel-Aviv Cemetery and the future in a newly planted forest near Jerusalem.
Along with many other societies, the Oswiecim community in Israel sponsored a section of the Martyrs Forest in the Judean Hills outside Jerusalem (Yaar Hakedoshim) and placed a plaque in the chamber of the Holocaust (Martef Hashoa) on Mount Zion.
For Jacob Hennenberg from Oswiecim, the need to mourn a material presence resulted in his taking his grandfather's stone out of the cemetery to New Jersey where it was consecrated by a rabbi.
www.temple.edu /isllc/newfolk/memorials1.html   (3970 words)

  
 Arutz Sheva - Israel National News
Oswiecim is better known by its German name, Auschwitz.
According to Nornberg's interview in Oswiecim with Israeli director and producer Yaheli Gat, who has been filming a documentary about the search, he spent years contacting other survivors in the hopes of corroborating Yarot's claim and supplementing his provided map.
The relics are rusted, but still intact, and researchers won't know their value until they have more time to study them.
www.israelnationalnews.com /news.php3?id=64488   (555 words)

  
 Auschwitz - Birkenau Exhibition | LukeTravels.com
The city is situated in the Oswiecim Basin, geographically a part of Upper Silesia.
Three large cities lie less than a hundred kilometers of Oswiecim: the mining and industrial center of Katowice, the hub of the Polish automotive industry in Bielsko Biala, and the pearl of Polish cities, Cracow (pop.
The grounds and buildings of the Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau camps are open to visitors in their entirety, with the exception of several blocks in Auschwitz I that house the administration, Museum departments, and storage.
www.luketravels.com /auschwitz/resources.htm   (1159 words)

  
 456th Bomb Group Association Bob Reichard Stories: Oswiecim, Poland  26 DEC 1944
The target was the synthetic oil refinery on the Oder River, at Oswiecim.
I did pray nightly as I was brought up to do, and a woman from the Lehighton area, by the name of Hawk, did send me the 91st Psalm, which I read every night at that time.
I believe the raid was to tell the people in that murder factory, to hang on because the war would be over soon.
www.456thbombgroup.org /reichard/oswiecim.html   (544 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Oswiecim, Poland (Polish Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Oswiecim, Poland (Polish Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
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It is a railway junction and industrial center producing chemicals, leather, and agricultural implements.
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 Auschwitz
Three large camps established near the Polish town of Oswiecim constituted the Auschwitz camp complex: Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II (Birkenau), and Auschwitz III (Monowitz).
Construction began in May 1940 in a suburb of Oswiecim, in an artillery barracks formerly used by the Polish army.
The Germans forcibly expelled the entire local population from Oswiecim and from an area of 40 square miles around the camp.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Oswiecim (Auschwitz) at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The cost is considerably more expensive than what you would pay for getting to Oswiecim on your own.
Oswiecim is 65km (1 train hour ride) from Krakow.
After we bought tickets (they are day-specific, but not train-specific), we looked at the schedule for the next train going to Auschwitz, and noticed that there was one leaving in 5 minutes.
www.epinions.com /trvl-review-7B33-17B70B7-38CC6D01-prod3   (1160 words)

  
 The town of Auschwtiz - my impressions from a visit in 1998
A few educated people might be able to dredge up the name Krakow, the city that boasts one of the oldest universities in the world.
The town of Oswiecim, by itself, is quite unremarkable.
The buildings which once housed the factories at the former Auschwitz III camp, called Monowitz by the Germans, is still there and still in use.
www.scrapbookpages.com /Poland/Auschwitz/Introduction.html   (517 words)

  
 Salon.com News | In the shadow of Auschwitz
What to do when your single most important attraction is a death camp where more than 1 million were murdered during the Holocaust is a vexing problem.
The city gave permission last month for the opening of a disco in a former tannery where hundreds of Jewish prisoners were forced to work as slaves and many died.
Just as Oswiecim officials are struggling to crawl out from beneath the camp's legacy of death, those whose job it is to preserve the place for posterity are grappling with how to raise much-needed funds without tarnishing the site's dignity.
archive.salon.com /news/feature/2000/09/18/auschwitz   (739 words)

  
 Auschwitz Bulletin
On June 13 and 14, the Auschwitz Preservation Society organized ceremonies in Tarnów and Oswiecim to mark the 57th anniversary of the arrival of the firs transport of Polish prisoners to Auschwitz Concentration Camp and the 55th anniversary of the mutiny and mass escape of the penal company in Birkenau.
Delegates from twelve countries discussed educational work in their homelands and heard a report from the Director of the Museum on its work in 1996 and the first half of 1997.
Students from Oswiecim secondary schools took part in a two-day symposium of films and museum lessons.
www.spectacle.org /1297/ausch.html   (2772 words)

  
 Dia-pozytyw: ORGANIZATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, FOUNDATIONS
The only synagogue from the town of Oswiecim (Auschwitz) to survive, Chevra Lomdei Mishnayot, is part of the Center.
The Center's aim is to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust through the study of the history and culture of Polish Jews, taking the small Galician town of Oswiecim as an example.
The project is being realized in conjunction with the International Youth Meeting Center in Oswiecim and the "Nigdy Wiecej" ("Never More") Association.
www.diapozytyw.pl /en/site/organizacje/centrum_zydowskie_oswiecim   (470 words)

  
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