|the morning view from our hotel window- Krakow|
"Work makes you free"- the first lie prisoners were fed as they entered the camp. The "B" was put upside down by the prisoners as a quiet act of defiance.
I hated that when the women with babies and children got off the train back then, they sent them directly into the chemical showers. But then I was glad that they didn't have to suffer there. I cried the whole time. I don't remember it being this hard to handle, but now that I'm a mom, I think it has changed me. I can't imagine my little family going through what they did- it was just too close to my heart. I felt a little ridiculous crying (I think I might've been the only one?) Oh well. It's what I do. That's why I can't watch sad movies or read sad books. I can't deal.
Adam took all these pictures. I didn't feel like taking any and turned the camera over to him.
I know it's important for us to never forget that this happened, because that's when it could happen again. The kids in Poland visit Auschwitz at least twice during their school years- 8th and 11th grade. It is very eye-opening and raw going to a place like this- even if it is sad. It was nice having a tour guide- she was full of information and answered all the questions. We learned a lot about what went on there. So very sad. I think the camps make such an impression on me, that I don't ever need to see another one. An interesting experience if you've never been.
And this is the end of a sad post.