Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka Salt Mine UNESCO World Heritage Site, Poland

From the World Heritage inscription: The salt mines of Cracow exemplify a large industrial establishment, administratively and technically well organized, the continued existence of which has been ensured by the process of adaptation since the Middle Ages. The progressive development of mining processes over the centuries is perfectly illustrated there, in all its stages, owing …

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Auschwitz Birkenau German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp

Auschwitz Birkenau German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp

From the World Heritage inscription: Auschwitz-Birkenau was the principal and most notorious of the six concentration and extermination camps established by Nazi Germany to implement its Final Solution policy which had as its aim the mass murder of the Jewish people in Europe. Built in Poland under Nazi German occupation initially as a concentration camp …

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