6 Biggest Battle Sites Around The World You Must Visit
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Discover the captivating battlefield stories of yesteryear at these destinations around the world
By Pamela Chow
Photo: Everett Historical / Shutterstock.com
The world is a beautiful place, but it’s not without its grim pasts.
We take a look at some of the most significant war sites around the world, and remember their stories, heroic battles and explore why you should visit them.
The famed “Survivor’s Ark” exhibit is housed in the same room as Schindler’s original work desk. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Poland: Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory
Oskar Schindler was a Nazi Party member who saved more than 1,000 Jews when Nazi occupiers stormed Krakow in 1939, and this museum is a must-see for those who want to learn more about a man now regarded as a hero.
At the old factory, visitors will be taken through the journey of how Schindler bribed politicians and covertly employed and housed Jews at his enamel and munition factories.
The “Kraków under Nazi Occupation 1939-1945” exhibition, which also includes Schindler’s former office, is located in the preserved administrative building of Schindler’s Enamel Factory.
The most iconic exhibit here is the “Survivors’ Ark”, featuring thousands of enamelled pots similar to those manufactured by Schindler’s employees during the war. The property also houses the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow and the Krakow Museum of Contemporary Art.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of Weekender, Issue 155, June 24 – July 7, 2016, with the headline ‘Live to die another day: Biggest battle sites around the world’.
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