Jerusalem Museums (2)

We were taken round Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum, in the morning, designed by Moshe Safdie and opened in 2005, a large underground cavern which documents in harrowing detail all aspects of the Final Solution, including photographs of the perpetrators and documentation from the death camps, including Auschwitz, Birkenau and Terezin:-

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3 thoughts on “Jerusalem Museums (2)

  1. Kate Woodhead says:

    I’ve just finished the book by Gitta Sereny, ‘Into that Darkness’ from mercy killing to mass murder which is based on interviews with Franz Stangl – the commandant of Treblinka- which sounds like the worst of the killing camps. Diana Athill said it was the hardest book she ever had to edit.

  2. Somehow I was more moved by the depiction of the culture that was destroyed than by the narrative of destruction. It’s hard to say, but we have become familiar with the latter.

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