Re: Convents to stay at in Auschwitz & Vienna?
Krakow, a lovely city, is fairly close to Aushcwitz (which is the Polish city Oswiem; Auschwitz is a German corruption of the name). I would recommend staying there. It has many places to stay and sites to vist. I spent quite a few days exploring its histrorical chuches one Christmas season. Yu can also visit the (mostly) former Jewish neighborhoods. Much of Schindler's List was flimed there. It is Poland's equivalent of Canterbury; completel with a cathredral where St. Stanislaw, a character very similar to Thomas a Becket, was killled by "misinterpreted orders" given by a Polish monarch.