My first vision to the cruelty of the Holocaust was through a book called "The Yellow Star". This book influenced my whole life a lot.
Being born after World War 2, I could only imagine all this from images or the places, where this memory is kept alive. Even though the world leaders have sworn, that this should never happen again, but it happens again and again.
Occasionly, I visit these places of horror to keep this memory alive and as a memorial, that this should not happen.
The concentration camps are very depressing places, even though most of the brutality is happening inside the mind, because I
have been living with this history since my early childhood. As being born in Germany, we Germans have the responsibility to let this never happen again.
The entrance to the concentration camp in Dachau near Munich. The lettering says: "Work makes (you) free".
The entrance to the concentration camp Gross Rosen near Wroclaw (the former Breslau).
The cremation in Gross Rosen burned about 40,000 people.
The cremation of the concentration camp Mittelbau-Dora.
The cinema hall, that was used to imprison inmates.
The last memory of the number on a house, where the inmates of the concentration camp Mittelbau-Dora were kept. Somehow, nature is taking over this place again to bring peace.
Gross Rosen was a forced labour camp, where the inmates had to cut granite stones. The labour was so hard, that many people passed away because of the labour conditions.