Oświęcim - information about the city

Oświęcim (pronounced [ɔɕˈfjɛɲt​͡ɕim] ) ( German: Auschwitz, Yiddish Oshpitsin אָשפּיצין, Czech: Osvětim, Slovak: Osvienčim, Russian: Освенцим ) is a town in the Lesser Poland ( Polish: Małopolska ) province of southern Poland, situated 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of Kraków, near the confluence of the rivers Vistula ( Wisła ) and Soła.

Oświęcim - tourist attractions

markerA Auschwitz concentration camp Auschwitz concentration camp (Konzentrationslager Auschwitz) was a network of concentration and extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II. It was the largest of the German concentration camps, consisting of Auschwitz I (the ... Auschwitz concentration camp - photo

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Geographical coordinates: 50.0333, 19.2333
Approximate population: 40,979

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