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Auschwitz sees record number of visitors in 2011

There are 11 comments on the CBS News story from Jan 6, 2012, titled Auschwitz sees record number of visitors in 2011. In it, CBS News reports that:

WARSAW, Poland — The memorial site of Auschwitz-Birkenau says it saw more than 1.4 million visitors in 2011, a record high for the former death camp.

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Chrobry

United States

#1 Jan 8, 2012
Auschwitz is not the only place to visit in Poland. That would be like going to Italy to see only the Colosseum.
Martix

Kraków, Poland

#2 Jan 9, 2012
Chrobry wrote:
Auschwitz is not the only place to visit in Poland. That would be like going to Italy to see only the Colosseum.
Rather to see only Ferramonti di Tarsia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferramonti_di_Ta...
Chrobry

Prospect Park, PA

#3 Jan 10, 2012
Martix wrote:
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Rather to see only Ferramonti di Tarsia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferramonti_di_Ta...
There was no martyrdom at Ferramonti, even though it was Auschwitz's contemporary. That is why I specifically chose the Colosseum - because Christians were martyred there.
Martix

Kraków, Poland

#4 Jan 10, 2012
Chrobry wrote:
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There was no martyrdom at Ferramonti, even though it was Auschwitz's contemporary. That is why I specifically chose the Colosseum - because Christians were martyred there.
I didn't catch your intentions.

Dont forget about 75000 not-Jewish Poles who were killed in Aushwitz. They were mostly Catholics.
OCPD

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

#5 Jan 10, 2012
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Martix

Kraków, Poland

#6 Jan 11, 2012
I can add that apart from Polish Jews, Jews outside Poland and Poles, 21000 Gipsies, 15000 Russian POWs and 15000 people of diffrent nationalities were killed in Aushwitz.

Totally about 1100000 people were mordered by Germans in this camp
Chrobry

Royersford, PA

#7 Jan 11, 2012
Martix wrote:
I can add that apart from Polish Jews, Jews outside Poland and Poles, 21000 Gipsies, 15000 Russian POWs and 15000 people of diffrent nationalities were killed in Aushwitz.
Totally about 1100000 people were mordered by Germans in this camp
When I visited Auschwitz in July 1974, there were 28 flags, representing the countries from which the victims came, displayed behind an urn containing a collective sampling of ashes from the victims' remains. STUNNING!
Martix

Kraków, Poland

#8 Jan 15, 2012
Dont forget about 75000 not-Jewish Poles who were killed in Aushwitz. They were mostly Catholics. Apart from Polish Jews, Jews from outside Poland and Poles, 21000 Gipsies, 15000 Russian POWs and 15000 people of diffrent nationalities were killed in Aushwitz.

Totally about 1100000 people were mordered by Germans in this camp

Poland has lost 6 milion citizens (1/5 of its population) during WWII. 3 million Polish Jews and 3 million of Poles were killed during WWII
AbeUG

Haskell, NJ

#9 Jan 15, 2012
Martix wrote:
Dont forget about 75000 not-Jewish Poles who were killed in Aushwitz. They were mostly Catholics. Apart from Polish Jews, Jews from outside Poland and Poles, 21000 Gipsies, 15000 Russian POWs and 15000 people of diffrent nationalities were killed in Aushwitz.
Totally about 1100000 people were mordered by Germans in this camp
Poland has lost 6 milion citizens (1/5 of its population) during WWII. 3 million Polish Jews and 3 million of Poles were killed during WWII
I thought about 150,000 or more non-Jewish Poles were killed at Auschwitz and about a million were sent to Siberia.
Martix

Kraków, Poland

#10 Jan 15, 2012
AbeUG wrote:
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I thought about 150,000 or more non-Jewish Poles were killed at Auschwitz and about a million were sent to Siberia.
These data come from researches led by dr Franciszek Pipera - a researcher from the Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau. His researches are probably the most accurate and were acceptedy by Polish Institute of national Rememberance.

According to his findings from 1300000 people who landed in Auschwitz at least 1100000 were killed including 960000 Jews, about 75000 Poles, 21000 Gipsies, 15000 Russian POWs, 15000 prisoners of different nationality ( among others Russians, Belorussians, Ukrainians, Czechs, Yugoslavians, French people, Germans and Austrian).

The billans of Jewish losses could be bigger in Auschwitz but only if we lower the losses from other death camps and add these loses to Auschwitz billans.

http://f.piper.auschwitz.w.interia.pl/recenzj...
Chrobry

Springfield, PA

#11 Jan 15, 2012
Poland suffered a POLOCAUST:
An assessment of Polish war losses, published in 1989 after the Roundtable Talks at Magdalenka, calculated that 264 of every 1000 Polish citizens alive in 1939 did not survive the war. This does not take into account Polish infant mortality during 1939-1945. Understandably, infants were born on and beyond Polish territory and a percentage of those died.

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