Our history-infused trip through some parts of Germany (Dresden, Weimar) and Poland (Krakow, Wroclaw) also contained the inevitable confrontation with Auschwitz and Birkenau (Auschwitz II).
We visited both camps as early as possible: the first a methodical arrangement of drab buildings now filled with evidence and testimonials; the second enormous and sunbeaten, windswept and barren.
Cool morning gave way to hot noon while we tried (in vain, no doubt) to imagine the extent of horror that man can inflict upon man.
Though empty and silent, these places are filled with ghosts and heart-breaking stories of suffering and courage.
Sites like these are left intact in order to make sure the world does not forget. In the meantime, similar atrocity takes place every day of the year in one place or another.
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