It is International Holocaust today, and so I am reposting about my visit to Auschwitz in 2017, for anyone who hasn’t been there, or seen my post before. It had a deep impact on me.
It’s taken me a little while to get to this part of our trip, it’s taken a little while to Marshall all my thoughts. It may be a lengthier post than normal, but I am not going to do this in ‘parts’, once is enough, so anyone with a short attention span feel free to bow out now 🙂 .
First thing to say is I was wary of going here, I, like many, have seen harrowing movies, Schindlers List, Sophies Choice, Boy in striped pyjamas, The Pianist, etc, and have seen the truly staggering news reels from when the camps were liberated, and been deeply horrified, so a trip to see the place where it all happened seemed a question of how much worse could I feel about it all? Second thing to say is I am not going to write about or explain the history of the place, plenty…
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