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It's been a long time since I read a book in one sitting. Bought the boy in the striped pajamas this morning and dove right into it this afternoon. Heartbreaking, but eye opening. We cant let something like this happen again. #theboyinthestripedpajamas #book #goodbook #sadbook #holocaust #holocaustmemorial #segregation #dontletitbecomeathingagain #johnboyne
내 여행의 전반부가 빈센트 반 고흐를 찾아 떠난 여정이었다면, 중반부는 전쟁과 홀로코스트가 중점이다. 그래서 베를린에 왔다.
제 2차 세계대전의 전범국 중 하나인 독일의 수도에 이렇게 큰 규모의 홀로코스트 기념관이 존재한다는 사실이 놀랍다.
홀로코스트 희생자들을 추모하는 저 회색 구조물 사이를 지날때면, 무수히 많은 벽들과 마주해야했던 그들의 심정을 느낄 수 있고, 유대인 미술관 안에 있는 설치미술 <Memorial Void>을 보고 있으면 떨어지는 낙엽처럼 떠나야했던 그분들의 설움과 울부짖음이 귓가에 맴돈다.
잊지 말고 기억해야 할, 다시는 반복되지 말아야 할 역사들이 너무나 많다.
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#holocaustmemorial #Jewishmuseum #berlin #🇩🇪 #홀로코스트메모리얼 #유대인박물관 #베를린
Ridiculously busy day - despite getting in after 5 - was still up and out for 10.30 - doing the #tourist thing and #pretendingtobecultured - took 2 hour tour bus - then later walked the same tour route - retelling each other all the new #funfacts Patricia our guide told us! Took in as much of the city as possible as tomorrow we might not have the capacity to move very far from bed!
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#berlin #germany #kurfürstendamm #potsdamerplatz1 #checkpointcharlie #alexanderplatz #brandenburggate #reichstag #holocaustmemorial #siegessäule #gayberlin #citybreak #gay #gayuk #gaygermany #instagay #gaystagram #gaysofinstagram #beardedgay #greeneyedgay #gaymanchester #bears
What is terrifying. This isn't the only place built for killing. There was a place I wanted to visit called Treblinka. Two years of operation it killed 900,000 people and it took auschwitz from 1940-1945 to kill 1.3 million people. Imagine if you can you're in a train. You were told you were being resettled to the east. You stop in a train station to get registered and a shower. That station has posters of travel and even a fake clock moved by hand to fool passengers on what's coming up. You are then told to write your name in your suit case because you have to leave them behind to shower. You walk down the barracks hair shaved and you stripped naked and marched along this hall way covered with shrubs and it twist and turns so you can see what's in front of you. You are then marched once it's your turn into the bath house with a big Star of David on it. You are told to put your arms up so more people can come in. The door then shuts and then a diesel tank engine turns on. You hear screams in the room as people figured out the rumors were true. The screams slowly die down within 20 minutes and then your body is burned and bones crushed and sold as fertilizer. Auschwitz was indeed a horrible place but at least you may be sent to work. Treblinka, only a handful of survivors can recall its story. #rememberingauschwitz #rememberingtreblinka #holocaustmemorial #travel #history
How could his have happened? Well "Governments are fortunate, that the people they administer do not think"- Adolf Hitler. #holocaustmemorial #auschwitz
You don't realize how huge this camp was until you explore it. I'm standing all the way in the back. Last set of pictures I put them in black and white because I want to encourage everyone to see this place in person. Feel this place and get an idea the magnitude of this crime. I would advise against selfies here. In my opinion I feel its extremely tasteless. Listen to the stories. And don't allow your decisions to be fooled by your feelings. We are all people. #holocaustmemorial #auschwitz
Towards the back is the gas chambers where people were stuffed to be gassed. The zonderkommander whi here Jews that were selected to bring out the dead would collect the bodies to be burned. Clean up the chamber for the next group of prisoners. At its height it operated for 24 hours and the zonderkommander would be sent to talk to the prisoners to make them more oblivious to their fate. #holocaustmemorial #auschwitz

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