Blog Moment of Silence

Jul 8, 2007 by

Today we visited Auschwitz and Birkenau. When you walk through the Crematorium you can almost feel the air being sucked out of your lungs. It was very moving. None of us had much to say afterwards. I had no idea of the size of Birkenau. Imagine 700-800 people living in a room the size of one story of a typical single-family home (the bunkers).

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  1. Pop

    Having felt the overwhelming emotion of the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., I cannot comprehend what it would be like to visit the actual concentration camps. Feeling as if the air is being sucked out of your lungs is probably the best description.

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