I’m talking about Japanese internment camps, European concentration camps.. any sort of prison like that.
I am wondering what sort of feelings or thoughts came over you when you entered into that situation.
There’s been many mass murders, Armenians, Jews, (gays and other christian groups in europe on…
Near my home is what was once a camp for German prisoners of war who were brought to America after capture, but perhaps you don’t mean that. It was not a place of torture, but it is preserved today as a historical landmark.
It is still a sad place to visit.
I don’t think I could tour a Jewish concentration camp from WWII. Just watching the news reels about it made me tremble and cry.
“Non-Jews, have you been to a concentration camp of any kind?”
I was brought up with the concept.
In Holland when Mum was 15 in 1939 she joined The Resistance and helped Jewish children to safety.
She was ‘betrayed’ in 42; the Gestapo ‘picked up’ her mother and younger sister; if she presented herself to the Gestapo her mother and younger sister could go free; she did and they did.
She was released from Ravensbrück concentration camp in May 45 by the Swedish Red Cross.
“Between 1939 and 1945, over 130,000 female prisoners passed through the Ravensbrück camp system; only 40,000 survived.”
Only the strong minded survived.
She was extraordinarily tough, community minded AND an atheist.
Fundie might find it weird that an atheist would put their life in jeopardy.
I recently typed up a coupla letters (of Dad’s translation) from a coupla ‘girls’ to ‘back home in Holland’ who did time at the same time.
Their way of getting through the ordeal was playing the roles in Winnie the Pooh.
We shed lotsa tears … as I’m almost doing now.
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I visited a few that were made into museums. I could never really go again, I think. There’s a coldness about those places, and the feelings of it all is horrible, even without the tour guide going on about everything. A lot of the time, I felt sick to my stomach.
I went in respect for my ancestors that perished there and the other peoples that died, but I’d not want to go back.
No,but my father helped liberate them in germany near the end of the war.What he had to say was sickening.There will never be another Holocaust as long as we stand behind Israel.
Horrible hollocaust mein kampf !
First I cried…then I farted…then I laughed….then I cried again…
But really, I’ve been to a Japanese internment camp museum in Utah. While it was a great injustice and certainly a blight on our nation’s history I just don’t think it can be considered in the same light as the genocides you mentioned prior. Those were human tragedies of epic proportions.
I’d love to go to one. It would be an eye-opening experience.
Edit: LMFAO at Losasha..
Good luck with that one, most of the Japanese in those camps are dead.
Maybe you will have some luck with the Europeans, but were their “concentration camps”? I dunno, don’t think so. Mass murders yes, but concentration camps?
I can tell you this, I have been to camp, and had to concentrate.
Sorry, bad taste I know, but I think you will have no luck with this.
I have not been . . but I saw “The Pianist”.. very moving