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... drive to the Polish town of Oswieçim where lies Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps. The camps are stark and simple. The first a former Polish military barracks taken over by the Nazis to house prisoners; the second a massive, purpose built extermination camp. About 1.1 million mostly Jewish people died in these camps during the Second World War - the victims of a perverted ideology and a cruel regime. It ...
... 8212;felt sacred. But it is hard to see Auschwitz as holy when the word that comes to mind much quicker is horrible.
Finally, I also experienced one other form of community yesterday. It was in the press tent for accredited journalists, of which there were hundreds present. Now I know that the press does not have the best reputation at present. It probably never has, to be frank. News people are often given bestial nicknames, called jackals, ...
... that perished in the particular phase from mid 1943 to 1944. Hitler had Romania join the war on the Axis side, as the oil fields of Ploesti and other locations were too valueable a source to leave. As a consequence, the Romanian Jewish population fell in a broad swoop in the hands of the Germans, as they had not fled like the Jews from Mainland Germany who got an earlier idea of what National Socialism meant for them as ‘unter-menschen’ or ...
... 2.85 euros at the bank), 1 Lithuanian Centu, 71 Polish cents
# of times we did laundry: 4
# of languages we know how to say Butterfly in: 24
# of holes Amber's sneakers: 4
Next stop: Dublin, Ireland
... the walls really brought home the horror of this genocide – this was not just “millions of people” this was people with names and occupations, with families, with hope, with love, with fear, with courage.
We took a guided tour through Auschwitz, as this is the only way to see the site during the busy part of the day, but we were so happy that we had, as our tour guide was amazing –so informative – and we got a lot out of the tour, which ...