Sunday, August 4, 2019

EUROPE - 2019 - DAY 55


I'll admit I'm a little tired and since I'm in such a place of historical significance, I decided to stay another night. The next day I reluctantly biked over to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. I hadn't even thought about it, but it was Sunday, and the place was packed.  I'm talking about a three hour line just to get in! You may not know this about me, but I don't do lines, even short ones. I chalk this whole experience up to very good karma.

I do have a comment or two about the place. They call it the Auschwitz Museum. If they called it what it really was, a Concentration Camp, or better yet, a Death Camp, maybe not as many people would come. Isn't a little of the desire to see this the same as the mentality of people who slow down on our freeways to see a wreck when it isn't necessary? Honestly, if you don't know what went on here, you have not gone to school or read a book.

Also, they recommend no kids under the age of 14. I think they should lower the recommendation to ages under 9 or 10. Learning about human behavior should start early.

Back to my lovely trip. Rain was starting to threaten, so I made a quick look through the old section of Oswiecim and headed back to my lodge.




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