Thursday, October 2, 2014

Flossenburg Concentration Camp

I think this one deserves a blog post. An album on Facebook just doesn't seem to do it justice. Therefore, here I am. What is amazing to me is this spot is 15 miles from my house. 15 miles from my home, a large amount of people suffered and died.

I was surprised at how awesome this place was. The travel groups I'm a part of on Facebook don't do it justice. It was never on my top places to visit but I'm definitely going to put it there.


I think they must have recently updated the museums/exhibits because they were SO amazing and I didn't even get to see them all. Check out this page for a lot more info.

It's hard to put into words the feeling you get at a place like this. I've been to the Holocaust museum in D.C. (one of my most prominent memories to date) and this was like that, but 100 times more real. How could it not be? I stood on the grounds of a place where 100,000 people lived or passed through, and over 30,000 died including one I feel extra close to after reading his book; Dietrich Bonhoeffer who was killed in Flossenburg.

Pictures get annoying but I don't have the words. It was magnificent and not something easily forgotten.



The ceiling of the Jewish Memorial on site. 






was bliebt = What Remains" One of my most favorite parts. Messages from people all over the world, sharing their thoughts on what remains. The one above, the simplest of hearts, says it all. 





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