Re: Visits to concentration camps #holocaust

David Seldner

I was born in 1959 and grew up with the Holocaust - my Grandmother survived Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, my Grandfather did not. And many relatives perished. So when we were in Poland for the first time (for me) in 1974, we went to Auschwitz - actually entrance was permitted only if you were 16, but they let me in. There were not many people there but we were not alone. 20 years ago my mother and I wanted to go there again but then decided it was too much, we didn't want to go there anymore after having been to her birth town Lodz for a few days with all her memories coming uo again. I have been to Buchenwald, Dachau and minor concentration camps but what I remember most is Auschwitz. The pictures are burnt into my mind. I wanted to go there last year with two (Jewish) friends but due to Covid we had to cancel it.
David Seldner, Karlsruhe, Germany

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