01 March 2006
You come to a fork in the road, and you see these signs. You've heard there were concentration camps in France. This way to the evidence. Definition of the word "horror". The evidence of the results of what happens when words are put into action in the "right" time and the "right" place. Imagine a little Austrian Corporal - taking the fears of a nation - fear of poverty, of "non-Aryans" and translating them into the industrialization of death of an entire race of "untermenschen" and other undesirables. We saw the gas chamber and imagined the screams that writers like Elie Weisel have written about still lurking, ghostlike in the still standing building, still begging. We looked at a building like no other we had ever seen - one used exclusively for the killing of humans. Touching the bricks and the metal grates over the windows was...indescribable.
Posted by Randy Shiner at 5:08 PM