In Germany we took a train from Berlin to visit one of the nearby Nazi concentration camps. We have seen quite a few “[lest we forget]” monuments between our visits to France and Germany. It seem appropriate to post one now since, as a world, we seem to be forgetting all too often. You can watch more videos of our tour of Germany here.
It wasn’t the camps that started the tail spin into genocide. It was the devaluing of human life through the separation of general populations. Last week we visited a camp in Cambodia where the Khemr Rouge separated out minority ethnic and social groups as well as enforced repression of Islam, Christianity, and Buddhism. All for “the greater good”. This happened in 1975. Lest we forget, right? There are far too many sites around the world of this nature to list, but the pattern to avoid should be clear.