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- See Oświęcim.
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- proper n. A city in Poland, also called Oświęcim.
- proper n. A concentration camp in what is now Poland; used metonymically for Nazi evil, the Holocaust.
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- n. a Nazi concentration camp for Jews in southwestern Poland during World War II
Jacek Bednarczyk/European Pressphoto Agency MARKING AUSCHWITZ: Piotr Cywinski, director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, laid a wreath at the crematorium furnace during ceremonies marking the 64th anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland, Tuesday.
What I discovered in Auschwitz is the human condition, the end point of a great adventure, where the European traveler arrived after his two-thousand-year-old moral and cultural history.
In the final frame of the film, he was disclosed weeping before a memorial in Auschwitz to dead ancestors who, until that moment, he had never known he'd had.
He spent nearly two years in Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II (Birkenau), adjoining camps whose outer perimeters met and were separated by a railway line.
Vrba felt that if the Hungarian Jews knew about the fate that awaited them in Auschwitz they would rise up and resist.
Or, how about, in Auschwitz, enacting a monument to Josef Mengele?
Acting Israeli ambassador Ilan Fluss said just the mention of the word Auschwitz "causes every Jew to shiver".
And we were completely shocked that the word Auschwitz was completely meaningless to these people.
There are rows of gravestones at odd angles in the grass, many engraved with the word Auschwitz and several names.
The largest of these camps was the one called Auschwitz, located in Poland.