“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.