/ Concentration camps: where did all the birds go?
Having been taught 20th century history many moons ago at school.
We came to the bit where teachers try and tell you about the 2nd world war
you learn about all the battles on land, on the sea and in the air !
You learn about the prison camps and even the poor way that your own
soldiers were treated by their own generals and majors.
But to my knowledge we were only told that concentration camps ever existed.
Never were we told of the horrors that went on within the wires. of course you pick some of the stories up as you go along through life but even that does not prepare you for the bitter reality of what went on, until you get the chance to visit for yourself.
I got my chance to visit Auschwitz Birkenau last September not until then did the realisation of what went on inside those wires hit me. You are greeted at the gates by the sound of deafening silence, not even a bird whistling.
The people exterminated in here were not soldiers; they were normal men and women like me and you sentenced to death for what ?
Lets not forget these innocent victims. May they rest in peace.
Where did all the birds go ?