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Warsaw in May, Auschwitz, Kantor in Old Town

rozumiemnic 8 | 3,846
31 Mar 2017 #31
" with a gaggle of Brits. I was rather ignorant myself "

so nothing has changed then , eh?
31 Mar 2017 #32
one which has a huge dome filled with the ashes of the victims, and that it's extremely quiet in terms of visitation

That's Majdanek, in Lublin. Probably the busiest of the AR camps (due to its location in a city).
Sobibor is completely different, by far the most 'original' of the AR camps. I'd recommend a visit soon if you're going, there's a plan to dig half of it up and build a museum in the same way that Belzec has been redeveloped. Belzec is well worth a visit but more on the emotional level that on the historical level.
Lyzko 33 | 8,026
31 Mar 2017 #33
Regrettably, a number of such sites have indeed morphed into a kind of Disneyland set a la 'Schindler's List' and such pains me no end!

Partially though, the Polish gov't.'s to blame for capitalizing on all this unthinkable commercialism. Finally, Auschwitz, Belżec, Treblinka, Majdanek, and the whole unspeakable rest, are cemetaries, graveyards and hence eternal memorials to the seamless capacity for man to behave as LESS than the very animals to which he claims superiority!

Disco plans for Auschwitz???!!! (Later scrapped, thank heaven). A snack bar etc. in Bergen-Belsen and Buchenwald??!

Would anyone here ever think to have same at a regular cemetary here in the States, or any place else for that matter?

So why the double standard in this case?

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