Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Disturbing Visit to Auschwitz/Birkenau

We took a tour of the death camps Auschwitz/Birkenau, not far from Krakow, Poland. While it is important to remember what happened there, a visit to the place is very disturbing. The day we visited started out gray but became sunny. Many of the photos I took during the day show blue sky and green grass and look too pretty for what happened here. Out of respect to those who suffered and died, I’m not going to share those photos other than a sign and this birch tree which somehow seems to express sorrow at what it has witnessed.


  1. Martha, Thank you for sharing your photos. It not fun being disturbed, but I think it is necessary at times in order to avoid complacency..

    1. I agree. Just wish we could learn to be kind to each other...without lessons such as these.