There may be images in the slide show below that could be disturbing to you, or to your children.
We made a pilgrimage to Dachau today ---to pay our respects to those who lost their lives to the unbelievable and unbearable cruelty of others.
I have been posting updates in the order that they happened while on this trip so that I would not forget anything, or miss posting about something and keeping things in order.
But after returning from Dachau, I feel the need to post this now ---while my feelings are still raw.
God bless them, every one.
And God bless US, every one.
Every. Single. One.
No matter the nationality, the religion, the education, the financial status, the birth caste or right –there are places in the world where this still goes on.
We have not learned. We have not stopped it.
This could happen to any of us.
Part of my group walking where prisoners stood for hours in the freezing winter during roll call.
It’s one thing to visit Dachau in the summer months – but quite another to visit when the temps are hovering just above freezing. We had coats and hats and gloves and scarves and insulated boots. One shudders to think of the reality of winter between 1933 – 1945.
And my heart hurts.
I am putting the photos into a slide show. Without further words from me. I am not narrating this. I cannot. I cannot find the words to make sense of anything when it comes to this.
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|Dachau, Germany 2013|