This week marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. When I toured that death camp in late 2013, its enormous size was difficult to absorb. Row upon row of barracks. Barbed wire stretching into the distance, fence post after fence post. (According to this article, the three-part complex includes 150 structures, 300 ruins, and 450 acres.)
1.1 million people were murdered in Auschwitz over a period of five years. Children. Old people. Women. Men. Jews. Political dissidents. Intellectuals. Gypsies. Gays.
PS. Back soon, off to see Steyn