Thinking about the concentration, death or labour camps in Poland and surrounding countries. I have visited Auschwitz. I am interest in what other ones people have been to and their experiences of them.
Have you been to one of Concentration, Death, Extermination or Labour Camps in countries such as Poland? Which ones? What was your experience like?
I've been to Dachau outside of Munich. I was most impacted seeing the ovens. Interestingly, this camp was mostly for political prisoners. I hope to visit Auschwitz some day.
Having grown up in Southeast Asia shortly after WWII, I knew people who were incarcerated in Japanese internment camps. Many were separated by nationality. That's why my Mom, who was Canadian, became an American citizen so she wouldn't be separated from the rest of our family should the Communists take over Southeast Asia. My parents evacuated China with the Red Army on their heels, so this was a real possibility.
I have been to Dachau...
...and to Theresienstadt in Czech Republic.
In my travels before Travelblog I also was to Bergen Belsen, Buchenwald and Sachsenhausen. Sachsenhausen was also used by the communists. Maybe Buchenwald as well.
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By total coincidence, one of my friends I referred to in my comment above just published the following on Facebook: "God is awesome and continually preforms miracles. .....Today in 1945, 71 years ago, He had MacArthur's troops enter Santo Tomas Internment Camp (Manila) and release our family (and over 3000 other people) just days before we were to be used as hostages after almost 4 years of being prisoners-of-war. The event saved my father's life and he was one of the 1st missionaries to return to continue to preach the Gospel in the Philippines. Thank you Lord!"