Mauthausen Concentration Camp


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September 9th 2011
Published: January 9th 2012EDIT THIS ENTRY

On the way to the Austrian Tyrol we stopped in at Mauthausen Concentration Camp. We saw a movie first then wandered through the camp. The atrocities that occurred are unspeakable, and walking around that place, the cells, the gas chamber, the crematorium, the death stairs, it really will stand the hairs up on the back of your neck. It’s such a powerful sobering experience. It’s just so hard to believe that one idea could corrupt an entire nation and make people commit such evils. I’m not going to outline the history of camp, you can look that up, but let’s just say it’s definitely an experience I will never forget, and an eye opener for anyone travelling that way. On closing I would like to quote something I read. Carved into the wall of cell block 20 were the following words that really hit home for me:

“If there is a God, he will have to beg for my forgiveness”



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