Suitcases belonging to Jewish victims on display in the museum at Auschwitz [via]
I visited Auschwitz in October ‘08 while on a class trip to Krakow, Poland. The air was brisk and the sun was shining. By all accounts, it was a nice day and the benign, pleasant atmosphere belied the fact that we were standing in a place where man committed horrific atrocities against their fellow man - Jewish people, Polish people, Sinti and Roma, and homosexuals. I had studied the Holocaust before embarking on the trip and I thought I knew what to expect. But it was only when I visited Auschwitz that I appreciated the full magnitude of what occurred in these camps. Auschwitz is filled with poignant and heartbreaking exhibits that don’t require explanation - a selection of shoes belonging to inmates; artificial limbs that had to be abandoned upon entering the camp; and shoes, belonging to both tiny children and adults. By the end of the tour, my classmates and I were all left in silence, simultaneously horrified and speechless. Visiting Auschwitz was one of the best things I ever did and if any of you ever get the chance to visit one of the concentration camps, I highly recommend it.
Today, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember the victims of the Holocaust and we vow never to forget the great pain and suffering inflicted on them.

Suitcases belonging to Jewish victims on display in the museum at Auschwitz [via]

I visited Auschwitz in October ‘08 while on a class trip to Krakow, Poland. The air was brisk and the sun was shining. By all accounts, it was a nice day and the benign, pleasant atmosphere belied the fact that we were standing in a place where man committed horrific atrocities against their fellow man - Jewish people, Polish people, Sinti and Roma, and homosexuals. I had studied the Holocaust before embarking on the trip and I thought I knew what to expect. But it was only when I visited Auschwitz that I appreciated the full magnitude of what occurred in these camps. Auschwitz is filled with poignant and heartbreaking exhibits that don’t require explanation - a selection of shoes belonging to inmates; artificial limbs that had to be abandoned upon entering the camp; and shoes, belonging to both tiny children and adults. By the end of the tour, my classmates and I were all left in silence, simultaneously horrified and speechless. Visiting Auschwitz was one of the best things I ever did and if any of you ever get the chance to visit one of the concentration camps, I highly recommend it.

Today, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember the victims of the Holocaust and we vow never to forget the great pain and suffering inflicted on them.

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