Today was International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
This is always a sobering day as I have visited Buchenwald a couple of times.
The phrase is seen in the proper orientation as you leave the camp.
The picture here is taken from the entrance tower.
This picture is taken from the Hospital Block which is the large building in the upper right of the previous picture. You can see the entrance gate at the upper left in this picture. The location of the living quarters are marked by darker rocks and you can see the layout of the buildings and walkways.
This is a sobering picture. This is one of the blocks of ovens in the crematorium. Most of the buildings in the camp were destroyed in 1950, but the crematorium, main gate and the hospital block were all spared.
It is important that we take the time to remember and learn from the past, whether it is the Holocaust or other important events in our history.