Sixty Years After Bergen-Belsen15 Apr 2005
David's Medienkritik reminded me that this is the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen, located about 50 km from our house. I've mentioned before that Bergen-Belsen is perhaps the eeriest place I've ever been. There are no original buildings from the camp. They were all burned, and there are no replicas. There is a small museum, and various memorials, but most of the grounds consist of heather-covered mounds. Dozens of mounds. Each is a mass grave representing thousands of dead. The stillness is overwhelming.