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... want to, all over again, strip you of your past, of your story and of your identity, and just as we talk about our personal histories and what makes us who we are, these people make their own points. Facebook pages, for instance, identifying Jews and their geographic locations with the intention to attack, and the growing effort to banish Jews from Europe.
“The most effective way we can combat this intolerance and honour those who survived ...
... humiliation enough. But then they shaved them all over, not just their heads but all over, with speed and blunt instruments.” The hair cloth has been analyzed and found to contain traces of hydrogen cyanide, the component in Zyklon B used to gas the women.
Everyone not ordered immediately into the gas chambers, wore a badge denoting them as Jews, political prisoners, criminals, Roma or gypsies, “anti-socials,” Soviet prisoners of ...
... before entering the camp. From here they were forced into another room which we were told even resembled a shower. This was where the gas was administered through holes in the ceiling. Our tour guide Anna who spoke English with a thick Polish accent told us many stories of camp times. There were stages where she almost seemed at the point of tears as she described the goings on in the camp. One included a story of a couple that had fallen in love through the ...
We left Auschwitz just as the skies were darkening and thunder began to roll around. Dramatically, we saw bolts of lightening seemingly stab into the midst of the camp. As we drove away, the heavens opened and a ferocious downpour ensued, so that we had to stop driving and sit the storm out. It may have been the wrath of God, or just one of those things: but if there is going to be thunder in Heaven about anything, then it might as well be directed against this place.
... br> That's it.
Everything, generations of memories, generations of inheritance, your whole life -- all packed into one suitcase.
No cyberspace that provides an extension of our mental space and evidence of physical reality. No facebook to keep touch and connect with displaced families and friends. No credit cards. No cloud to store our history and access anytime anywhere.
What do you put into it when ...