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I've not been here but to Auscwitz,which has a similar creepiness and the same saying over the entrance. Horrifying, these places.
Sandy - They are absolutely disturbing, but I think it's also important to see them. It's different than just reading about them and it helped me understand a tiny bit more about the terrifying things humans can do to one another.
You have to think the place just reeks evil still...
It is interesting to me what a place where bad things happened can do to the psyche. I haven't been to the camps, but I have been the the Colisium in Rome, Anne Frank's house in Amsterdam, and Manzanar, the Japanese internment camp in northern California and have felt the same in all those places. What Margaret Bourke-White called "mans inhumanity to man." We would all like to think it couldn't happen again, but it still is happening in so many parts of the world. Makes me ashamed to be a human being sometimes.
Just the gate is absolutely terrifying!
caite - It did, you could almsot feel it in the air. annieb - I know exactly what you mean. It's disturbing to see those things, but like you said, the worst part is that these things are still happening in different parts of the world. OneDay - Can you imagine having to walk through it knowing you may never leave?
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