Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring some tissues with you to the camp, for the more emotional people will have trouble getting through without some tears.
Photo Equipment: Photos are allowed outside, I can't be sure about inside the buildings, I didn't attempt it.
Weather Can Be Extreme
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The weather in Poland can be very harsh in the Winter months. I last visited in November and it was bitter cold. Wrap up warm and pack gloves, a hat and waterproof shoes.
Miscellaneous: Birkenau is a vast site and when covered with snow quite hard to walk on, especially if you venture away from the main paths. For less sure-footed visitors it may be worth carrying a whistle and/or a mobile phone incase of difficulties. The sunglare from the snow can be quite strong as well so take a pair of sunglasses.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Loads of Tissues
Miscellaneous: A decent guide to both camps.
We bought this one in the Auschwitz visitor centre.
Wear comfortable shoes, there's quite a lot to see
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring comfortable shoes, that will allow you to see a lot of the camp, and because the ground is grassy, rocky or muddy I wouldn't wear heals or dress shoes.
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