I couldn't help but see, as I walked through the museum seeing photos, looking at artifacts and reading about how Hitler came to power and the shift in thinking of the people, the similarities then and what is going on now in the world. When slow economic growth is paired with the moral outrage of the few, good people start to believe the problems of society can be blamed solely on a certain segment of the population deemed, by those powerful few, as undesirable.
When the majority forget that it is their responsibility to protect the rights of everyone, including minorities, humanity is lost. Why does a society not learn from history. Why do people not look back at those few pointing the finger, causing us to spread fear and hatred, and question the motive. Why are we not able to grab onto trust, and love, and know that hatred and blame will not propel us forward. Yet it continues to happen over and over again throughout history.
A truly life changing experience.
The 2 photos above are sculptures on the grounds. The first is inside the museum building, on loan from another museum. The second is outside the museum. You can see the museum building behind the sculpture.
These last three photos were taken from the far end of the concentration camp. Behind and to the right of the photographer is where the crematoria and gas chamber are. You can see the guard tower as you look up the fence. To the left of the fence and roadway are where the barracks building were. These were leveled. To the left of the photographer they rebuilt and recreated two barracks buildings.