Remembering Auschwitz


“Dawn came on us like a betrayer; it seemed as though the new sun rose as an ally of our enemies to assist in our destruction.”                                                        Primo Levi – “Survival in Auschwitz”

27th January 2015 is the seventieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.  In 2006 I visited Krakow in Poland and went on a bus trip to the notorious Nazi concentration camp.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect and I confess to being a little apprehensive at the beginning of the tour especially when a cold wind seemed to blow across our faces at the very moment we passed through the infamous gates of the camp; or perhaps I just imagined it?  There is a story that no birds fly across the camp but I did see a solitary crow passing by so I presumed that this was indeed just a bit of folklore.  I didn’t see any more however.

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2 responses to “Remembering Auschwitz

  1. Can I ask? Did you have any nightmares after?


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