Visit AuschwitzWith Local Guide and Private Transporation
Visit to Memorial the place of largest genocide in the world is a very overwhelming and emotional experience. Most of the people visit this place once in a lifetime. That is why my main goals is to make every effort to create a space during your visit for education and reflection that become a form of commemoration and not just transferring historical information of the place.
About Visit & Educator
If it is to be possible for place be evil then surely Auschwitz was most of evil places on Earth. It seem peaceful now, but it was not a place of peace it was a place of War of mass murder and ultimately of genocide. It is a notorious Auschwitz concentration camp the place that is synonymous with atrocities committed by Nazi. Just 3 km away Auschwitz II also known as Birkenau a vast and menacing place that translating mass terror that occurred here. Entire family spent their last moments together being transported along the tracks. The victims were brought here from all across Europe many were Soviet, Polish, Roma but most by far were Jewish. Approximately a million Jews, including 216,000 children were murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau, that became the largest extermination site that the Nazis established in Europe. Along with them, were murdered 75,000 Poles, approximately 21,000 Sinti and Roma, 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war and approximately 10,000 inmates of different nationalities.
My name is Piotr Malarek. I am local guide authorized and licensed by the State Museum of Auschwitz and Birkenau. I was born in Oswiecim-Auschwitz, the city that is best known for the biggest german nazi extermination and concetration camp – Auschwitz and Birkenau. Growing up in the district of Zasole just in the neighborhood of the former camp of Auschwitz I as well as history of my family during II World War had a huge impact of my future interest and education.
In 1943/1944 my paternal grandparents, they siblings a were deported and held kept in several German Nazi concentration camps: Auschwitz II Birkenau, Ravensbruk, Gross-Rosen, Mauthausen Ebensee and Bergen-Belsen. Those members of my family who miraculously managed to avoid death in this and other concetration camps were liberated by British Army in Bergen-Belsen or Swedish Red Cross in Ravensbruck rescued in Melmo, Sweden. My grandmother’s horrible camp stories and possibilities to talk with other survivors of Auschwitz that I had chance to meet were the ignition of my deeper interest in the history of Holocaust.
Book Auschwitz Trip
Memorial and Museum Auschwitz Birkeanu is visited by more than two million visitors a year, they visit the former concentration and extermination camps, meet mostly the stories of the prisoners in the camp, and those whose fate led them directly to the crematories.
I enqarege you to visit the special e-lesson to prepare your for a visit at the Auschwitz Memorial.
Auschwitz Visit with private transportation from Krakow
Private early morning or afternoon Auschwitz tour from Krakow takes approximately 7 hours. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min. each way. Guided tour 4h of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial by licenced Auschwitz Museum guide.
Pick up from your hotel,train station or Krakow airport
Proffesional Driver/Guide with modern air-conditionated Mercedes van
Auschwitz Trip with private transportation from Katowice
Private last minute Auschwitz tour from Katowice takes approximately 6 hours. The journey takes approximately 45min each way. Guided tour 4h of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial by licensed Auschwitz Museum guide.
Pick up from your hotel, train or bus station or Katowice airport.
Professional driver/guide with modern air-conditioned Mercedes.
Auschwitz Tour with private transportation from Bielsko -Biala
Private Auschwitz tour from Bielsko-Biala takes approximately 6 hours. The journey takes approximately 45min each way. Guided tour 4h of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial by licensed Auschwitz Museum guide.
Pick up from your hotel other convenient place
Professional Driver/Guide with modern air-conditioned Mercedes
Auschwitz III Monowic tour and subcamps
Private visit to the site of Auschwitz III Monowic the first and the largest of the subcamps of Auschwitz, IG Farben complex and other nearby subcamps.
Available Tickets: 27
Last Date: 15 June 2017
What Our Clients Say
Hello Piotr, My name is Gavin and I was on your tour through Auschwitz and Birkenau on Sunday 10 November 2019. I want to thank you for the experience you gave. Not only was the tour factual and interesting, but you added a lot of emotion as well. It took me quite some days to process what I had seen and heard at Auschwitz/Birkenau and I think the memories will last forever. My advice to people that haven’t yet been is to make the effort and go and if possible use you company as their guide. I’m sure other guides are good, but I found your empathy so thought provoking. There is some possible Heimann family history with the camp, but I won’t delve into that.
I should like to return someday for another walk around, perhaps in the not too distant future. I will send your company details to my brothers, both of whom would like to visit one day. Thanking you again.
– Gavin, Sweden
I’ve travelled all around Europe, Southeast Asia, The US, Canada, Jamaica…etc. and I never experienced a tour as memorable, meaningful, beautiful, and powerful as Piotr Malarek’s guide to Auschwitz and Kraków.
Piotr is so well educated, extremely knowledgeable, and he had a great sense of shepherdship throughout our 12 hours together. I only wish I had more to tip him with at the end.
He personalized my tour, catered it to what I needed to see…all while staying true to the delicate locations we went to.
He made the impossible happen, very smoothly, and I am very honored to have spent every minute on the tour with him.
Not only was Piotr a great guide, he also became a dear friend. He went out of his way to make sure I had a place to stay in Kraków after when he found out there wasn’t any room for me anywhere.
I am honestly waiting to do this trip with him again. And thanks Wlad Malarek for starting Malarek Tour Poland too.
Thanks Piotr, I take a deep breath every time someone asks me about Poland…and after a moment I am able to say that it changed who I am.
Everyone should take this tour, and do it as soon as you can…trust me.
Michael Canon, Los Angeles USA
In Poland southwestern corner at the meeting of two rivers Sola and Vistula lies the town of Oswiecim. In the early nineteen hundreds a series of barracks was built here to house immigrant workers. Seemingly minor twist in Oswiecim story that would dramatically change its fate, Poland was invaded trikeling World War II. Within days the German State the Third Reich captured Oswiecim and renamed it Auschwitz. The German Nazis rounds thousands of political prisoners across Poland. Needing a place to hold them the SS folds on the barracks at Auschwitz. Inmates face starvation, disease and deathly violence. Within the death toll on the rise Architects from Germany’s top and sons are brought in to build a crematorium. Prisoner population swells and the German Nazis order the construction of a second camp called Birkenau that can hold over a hundred thousand inmates. Auschwitz is voracious swallowing whole villages. Eventually there will be 48 sub-camps and Auschwitz will cover more land than any other camp in the Nazi Germany. Inmates now include Polish political prisoners, Gypsies, Russians and Jews but not every group will find the same fate.
Nazi Germany orders of change in policy. Jewish deportees will not be resettled but exterminated so called “Final Solution to the Jewish Question”. The Birkenau is repurposed as an extermination center. Top and sons returned to help to build four more gas chambers and crematoria. The company boasts that its facilities can kill and dispose of more than 4,000 human beings in 24 hours. Trains full of Jewish prisoners sometimes several thousand people a day, began arriving at Birkenau nearly from every country occupied by Nazi Germany. They have no idea what awaits them, no inkling that their fates and those of the ones they love will be decided in a matter of minutes. That this may well be the last time they said eyes on one another.
” Young SS officer raised his arm and then with one single movement he send my mom and the baby, my sister and my grandmother to his right and then he sent me tho the left that was the very last time I saw them.” Nomi Ban – Auschwitz Survivor
The process is called selection an SS doctor cast his eye over new prisoners deciding whether they’re able to work. There is no official standard, whip prevails and flick of his finger decides of a life or death.
“It all happens quickly as if on a conveyor belt, that tonight I lose my entire family.”
Jacob Handeli – Auschwitz Survivor
Those considered fit for work no more than 1/4 of a transport, meticulous process of dehumanisation.
” The first think is we have to take our clothes off walking among prisoners and SS soldiers naked it was traumatic. Our hads was shaven could hardly recognize one another” Agnes Kun
“We were given rags in place of our clothes” Salmen Gradowski
“We were thrown a dress there was nothing just at the dress and some shoes then we were tatoed” Hanah Kent
“ We were told forget your name from now on your number that’s all you are” Alexander Ehrmann
Inmates in ruling days of Labor. Some were forced to stand day and night in tiny cells, while others are chosen as human guinea pigs for brutal medical experiments.
“It was a feeling of total despair I told to myself even if I were to sprout wings I could not fly out of here.” Sherry Weiss Rosenfeld
And then there is the wondering what’s happened to loved ones, I was taken away during selection. Women children the old and infirm those deemed unfit for work where taken through camp to a staircase that leads underground. Here they are ordered to undress and told to leave the clothes on numbered hooks, to be easily located after what they are told will be a shower. Prisoners are directed into a long narrow room until they are tightly packed. The doors closed SS guards drop pellets down wire mesh columns releasing poisonous gas, victims die an agonizing death. The corpses are handled by the sonderkommando mostly Jewish prisoners forced to face a soul destroying car. The bodies of fellow inmates and pull out any gold teeth, before loading the corpses on into an elevator that carries them up to be burned in waiting ovens. As many as 2000 people murdered in under 20 minutes, according to the SS there are no murderers here. System is designed to ease the conscience of the killers. Each guard carries out a single discrete action along the line. In his mind he personally has not killed anyone.
When it becomes clear that Germany is losing the war. The SS abandons the camp, to hide their crimes guards blow up the crematoria and destroy most records. On the day January 27th 1945 Soviet troops arrived at the gates of Auschwitz.
”Soldier picked me up, rocking me in his arms tears flowing down his face, somebody that really cares about me, this was the first time I had that feeling”. Pula Lebovics
Liberation would take only a matter of hours, but comprehension would be a very different thing. Generations have struggled with what to take away from this place the story. Auschwitz is not the moment preserved in Amber, it is a scar in the living world, still vulnerable to the sickness of genocide. The past constantly reinvents and researches self the past is infact present. Auschwitz reminds us of a powerful truth!