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Oswiecim is a town in southwestern Poland, located 31 miles west of Krakow, the location of the former World War II concentration camp Auschwitz.

It was founded sometime before 1138 and has a rich Polish history.

Today, the town is best known as the location of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, which preserves the tragedy of the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz, the deadliest of all camps of its kind.









People Born in Oswiecim

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Oswiecim in People's Lives

Liam NeesonI traveled here to film scenes for the movie Schindler's List in 1992. We filmed on location at Auschwitz.

Ralph Fiennes: I traveled here in 1992 to film scenes of the movie Schindler's List. My dark role in the movie, as an evil Nazi commander, had a profoundly disturbing effect on me, and nowhere did I feel this more than when I was at Auschwitz.

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