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Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest Nazi concentration and extermination camp, where over 1.1 million men, women and children lost their lives during WWII. The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum was created by an act of the Polish Parliament in July 1947. Several hundred camp buildings and ruins stand on the 191-hectares museum grounds, including the ruins of the gas chambers and crematoria and over a dozen kilometres of fence.
Better known as ‘Lesser Poland’, the region of Malopolska in southern Poland, is brimming with medieval landmarks that bear witness to its rich history. The region was not spared by WWII: the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz Birkenau, one of