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 (ôsh-vyĕn′chēm) Formerly Ausch·witz (oush′vĭts′)
A city of southern Poland west of Kraków. During World War II it was the site of the largest Nazi concentration camp.
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(Polish ɔʃˈfjɛntʃim)
(Placename) the Polish name for Auschwitz
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(ˈaʊʃ vɪts)

a town in SW Poland: site of Nazi death camp during World War II. 39,600. Polish, Oswięcim.
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The 17-year-old boys, who were on a school trip, were spotted acting suspiciously yesterday at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in southern Poland, and were held at the police headquarters in Oswiecim until yesterday afternoon.
The 17-year-old boys, who were on a school trip, were spotted acting suspiciously at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland and were held at the police headquarters in Oswiecim.
I took the train from Krakow to Oswiecim and the poignancy of that journey was brought home to me when a fellow passenger commented that many tens of thousands of families from the Jewish and other communities must have made that same journey in the past never to return.
They made the 40-mile trip west to the town of Oswiecim and then on to the nearby village of Brzezinka.
Motivated by the search for the continuity and meaning of his life, the author presents a memoir of his experiences fleeing with his brother from the Polish town of Oswiecim (Auschwitz) as the Nazis advanced across Poland, only to be captured by the Soviets and imprisoned in a Siberian Gulag as Polish refugee prisoners of war.
At Oswiecim the students will visit a pre-war Jewish site, followed by a tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau camps.
Historically, the Holocaust referred to the activities in the concentration camp, built by the Germans in the Polish town of Oswiecim during the occupation of Poland and renamed Auschwitz.
Thoughtful and thought-provoking, the individual stories comprising this outstanding anthology include: Domitilla; The Emperor's Statue; The Ballad of 1095; 1492; A View of Toledo; Children of God; My Poor Prisoner; Four Women From Ravensbruck; The Game; Father Woytzski Leads A Jewish Youth Group to the Holocaust Memorial in Oswiecim, Poland; Guido, My Guide; The Eternal Roman; Beloved and Endangered Species; and the title piece, K'tia, A Savior Of The Jewish People".
The Nazi occupiers who built the camp near the town of Oswiecim, Auschwitz in German, killed as many as 1.5m people there, most of them Jews.