Published: August 14th 2008August 13th 2008
"One who does not remember history, is bound to live through it again." George Cantayana
This is a more somber blog. Today we vistied Aushcwtiz and Birkenau which where the largest of the Nazi concentration camps during WWII. It is a very real and very heavy place. As we walked and listened to our guide i often found myself not listening and trying to image what it was like for the people during that time. There is no way I could ever begin to know what these martyrs went through. For people to believe this didn't happen is beyond me. Millions of people lost their lives, not because of things they did but because of who they where. Innocent people where murdered mercilessly because they where different.
This is not a normal blog but today was not a normal day. You can't see this place without feeling what happened there. There was a hall of pictures, more or less mug shots, of the people in the camp and you can see fear in their eyes. When we entered the gas chambers where thousands and thousands of innocent people died it was way to irie for me. I'm not going
to write to much but i will say that it has left an impression on me that will not go away....
There are more photos below