One of the most horrific thing that has happened in world history would be the Holocaust. To hear about it is a different (yet heart-wrenching) thing; to experience it…I can only imagine the level of hell the Jews has experienced in the past. In my mind, I couldn’t fully decipher how much evil Hitler has in mind to annihilate every living Jew. The saddest part about it? Most of the world joined the bandwagon, in fear that the perceived-to-be-most powerful race would also destroy them had they not come in full alliance.
Visiting the museum is like reliving the whole thing. Truthfully, it is emotionally draining. To watch the documentaries and interviews of the Holocaust survivors & to see the artifacts that prove that such evil was real is a bigger eye-opener. Putting things into a bigger perspective how every life, Jew or Gentile, is precious and should be given enough significance sans our differences.
There is no way to change the past; but the very least we can do today is to learn from it and be one of the courageous people that can stand up and make sure it won’t happen again.
The photo above is described, as per Wikipedia:
Janusz Korczak, the pen name of Henryk Goldszmit (July 22, 1878 or 1879 – August 1942), was a Polish-Jewish educator, children’s author, and pediatricianknown as Pan Doktor (“Mr. Doctor”) or Stary Doktor (“Old Doctor”). After spending many years working as director of an orphanage in Warsaw, he refused freedom and stayed with his orphans when the institution was sent from the Ghetto to Treblinka extermination camp, during the Grossaktion Warsaw of 1942.