SEEING FOR OURSELVES
Yom Ha’shoah had a deeper meaning for me this year, as in February I visited Auschwitz-birkenau. It was a visit that I had thought about for years, but shied away from.
Nothing prepared me for the reality.to actually see the stark, soulless, (even Godforsaken) death camp, to stand in a gas chamber and see the ovens and chimneys, is a deeply affecting experience. It is impossible to comprehend how mankind can be so evil when onewitnesses the ruthless but meticulous implementation of the Nazi killing programme. As survivor numbers diminish, I believe it is almost an obligation that Jews see the camps for themselves. It can certainly change one’s outlook on life. Kay Bagon Homefield Road, Radlett, WD7