About the writer- Auschwitz worker

Dear visitor,

Auschwitz worker reading
Reading about Auschwitz history

welcome on my page. My name is Maria and I am worker in Auschwitz Museum. I would like to share with you the knowledge I’ve got, the events I participate and some situations which happen to me every day. Believe me, having a job in Auschwitz Concentration Camps is not boring at all. Probably you may ask what can happen in museum, it’s just the ruins and every day people coming and leaving. Nothing more misleading! It’s a place of scandals, manifestations, shocking performances, thefts, and immature behaviours.

Auschwitz stands as a tragic reminder of the terrible potential man has for violence and inhumanity.

I have always been a history over. In high school I choose polish- history- culture class, and later I choose to study History in Jagiellonian University. I wanted to work in any museum connected with history as well. Although I prefered to find something in Krakow, a town Oswiecim, which is polish name gives me a huge lesson. Thousands people appear here every week. People from around the world, literally. There is alsready over 2 millions of visitors in the museum each eayr and the number doesn’t seem to decrease.

Auschwitz now

I realise, what is worrisome, that we speak about equality, immigrants, politics, and this subjects. And people, especially younger generations have no idea about Auschwitz and Holocaust. And this subject, appearing in many movies distorts the real events and the tragedy.

Auschwitz will forever remain the black hole of the entire human history.

Auschwitz tours by KrakowDirect

At least I’m happy that in Poland there is a tradition, that children in secondary school take trips to the Death Camps. And maybe they don’t know the former situation, what led to this but what they see stays with them. Piles of cut hair, teeth, or skulls in baby buggies… I hope all those things matter and will move hearts of children, which are kind of used to violence on the big screen. I hope I can raise awareness of the Holocaust issue. I organize meeting, lessons, workshops, movies screenings…

History through travel

Moreover, I have a plan to travel around the world and see the most significant Holocaust museums in other countries. Some that I’ve already been to are:

  1. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  2. Jewish Museum Berlin 
  3. Jewish Museum in Prague
Holocaust Museum in USA
Holocaust Museum in USA

My desire is to make  my travel reports to share my experience with those who would like to read it. It’s for those who want to learn something and mabye think about an Auschwitz tour for themselves.  I give some tips how to preapare, what and when is the best option to go there and so on.

Anyway, I hope you will enjoy reading.