Handsworth Grange using Schindler's List to teach. Thumbs up. in Sheffield News & Discussions Posted November 30, 2009 I've been fascinated since i went to visit Anne Frank's house as a child and always wanted to visit Auschwitz, think it is something everyone should do. It wasn't how i imagined in terms of how people saw birds don't fly etc...i think if you were there alone it would feel like that but it's so busy! I didn't expect so many people visiting. Auschwitz 1 is like visiting a museum but Birkanau gives you more of a feel for how it really was. You leave with a feeling of disbelief and true horror. Please forgive my ignorance. I have never heard of Birkanau, probably due to the lack of teaching when I was at school. What happened there? and why was your visit more upsetting than that of Auschwitz? Genuinely interested. From what you have said, it would appear that Auschwitz is quite the tourist attraction. In some ways I feel this is good, but on the other hand I find it quite upsetting.