Reflections on Sachsenhausen

When we went to the Holocaust memorial in downtown Berlin, I was left wanting more. For me, at least, it was difficult to truly be affected emotionally by digitized pictures of notes written by the victims. Something concrete, I felt, would aide in understanding.

As they say, be careful what you wish for, as you just might get it.

Sachsenhausen is horrifying. Hearing the inhumane abuse carried out at the camp over an audio guide is enough to make anyone thoroughly depressed.

The visit does provide some insight, though, into the importance of tolerance. Tolerance prevents the seeds of hate that lead to global tragedies such as the Holocaust.

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