This week’s where in the world am I? This week we focus on history again – but this time somewhere completely different. A few guesses on last week’s “Where in the world am I?” inspired me for this week’s post. This place is the site of another tragic event, quite possibly one of the most tragic in the history of the world. Many people lost their lives here as the world came together to fight a common enemy. Never has recent history seen such a villain or a place as tragic as this.
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This week saw a number of people answer this one correctly. Congrats to Jenna Francisco for being this week’s winner as she identified this photo as Auschwitz/Birkenau, Poland.
Congrats to a number of people for answering this correctly. While Jenna was the lucky randomly selected winner from all the correct answers, kudos to Erik, Ted, Lisa, Jordan, Mark, Ben, Eric, and Will!
Auschwitz II/Birkenau, Poland – In October 1941, Auscwitz II in Birkenau was opened as the Nazi Germany concentration camp was extended and opened to even more Jews and prisoners. Auschwitz II was actually in Birkenau while the original Auschwitz was concentration camp was based in the Polish town of Oswiecim. Millions of Jews died during World War II with many of them perishing here in Auschwitz.
January 27 was established as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day at Auschwitz to commemorate the liberation of the camp by the Russians in 1945. While freedom was granted to many that day, two men actually escaped Auschwitz years earlier and shared their information with those in Hungary. This opened the door to the eventual liberation of the prisoners there.
Auschwitz is a solemn, tragic reminder of one of the most horrific events in history. May it never again be repeated.
Jenna Francisco (@Thismyhappiness) is a traveling mom who knows all about cross cultural relationships as she is married to a Brazilian. She spent time studying in Florence and later taught English in the Czech Republic. She has traveled throughout Europe, South America, and Asia. She loves art and family travel and is committed to sharing her love of travel, culture, and the world with her kids.
Congrats to all those who answered correctly and can’t wait to do this again next week!
What is “where in the world am I?” all about?
Reading travel blogs and getting travel information is great! I love doing it and learn about some great new places every day. However, for those that don’t have time to read a lot of travel blogs, this is a great way to share about where you are visiting, where you have recently been, or where you are going and a fact about that place. This way, people have a way of learning about new places and destinations and interesting information about that place.
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