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... site the memorial reads, "For ever let this place be a cry of despair and a warning to humanity, where the Nazis murdered about one and a half million men, women, and children, mainly Jews from various countries of Europe". The guide finished with a quote from George Santayana, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". So in the light of those philosophical inscriptions allow me to conclude on my thoughts: What's most worrisome ...
Aushwitz Birkenau is a place that should be visited at least once in a life time. It is hard to put in to words as it is something you need to see for yourself. Here are a few pictures of what the camp looks like today. We have learnt a lot of history while travelling Europe both interesting and ...
... arrivals. Those who were selected usually lasted no more than 4 months.
Our Polish guide shared some of his personal journey through coming to understand the horror; the more he looked into it the more questions it threw up. One of the most challenging was the lack of acceptance or assistance from western governments.
Even though we had both read a lot about this period in history and ...
... work camp where their families would live together in relative safety and security.
The rooms, filled with hundreds of thousands of neatly organized suitcases, eyeglasses, toothbrushes, and so on taken from the prisoners (and the enormous heap of hair shaved from their heads) graphically illustrated the magnitude of evilness that occurred there. We walked down one corridor with hundreds of mugshots taken of prisoners, neatly listing ...
... harrowing. It's really the sort of place that rather than being described should be experienced. We took a few photos of the outside buildings but in the structures of the buildings it didn’t feel appropriate to take many pictures.
There were many exhibits with the things that were left behind after the camp was liberated. The two most poignant were the human hair cut from the dead bodies ...
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