8:00am – incredibly, most of our group were up and having breakfast in time. I had visions of having to pry a few people out of bed, but it turns out they left that for Saturday morning instead (you know who you are!). We were then ready to assemble back onto the bus for our visit to Auschwitz.
10:00am – the atmosphere on the bus was quite tense. I think everyone was a little apprehensive about our destination and were unusually quiet. However, our bus driver’s inappropriate compilation tape of early nineties’ dance music seemed to fill the silence.
11:00am – we arrived at Auschwitz an hour late after the driver got lost in the town of Oswiecim and as a result we missed meeting the group from the Polish school. However, Ms. Bovill managed to ge5t in touch with them and we arranged to meet after our tour of Auschwitz I and before our tour of Auschwitz II (Birkenau).