Another (Difficult) Award

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Part of Auschwitz Concentration Camp

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Guidebooks about some of these places

SADDEST PLACES

This is a very difficult category to think about, but important. On this trip we visited a number of places that fit this category, I guess partly because the countries we visited were affected badly by events in WW2 and the wars during the break-up of Yugoslavia. These include many spots—some big, some small, but all important—that commemorate and remember people’s cruelty to one another. I’d say the top of our list is Auschwitz Concentration Camp, but the bronze shoes on the Danube riverbank and the House of Terror in Budapest come a close second. As does the Srebrenica exhibit in Sarajev.

I wrote about all of these separately, so here are the links to read those for more details.

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Heart-breaking piles of personal things in Auschwitz—here bags and luggage

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And here…shoes confiscated

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One of the infamous train cars for transporting people to/from Auschwitz

AUSCHWITZ, A TRIP OUT OF KRAKOW, POLAND

https://easterneuropetrip.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/a-dark-site-of-tourism-auschwitz-oswiecim/

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BRONZE SHOES ON DANUBE RIVERBANK IN BUDAPEST

https://easterneuropetrip.wordpress.com/2016/01/03/budapest-shoes/

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HOUSE OF TERROR IN BUDAPEST

https://easterneuropetrip.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/budapests-house-of-terror-an-infamous-address/

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The words on the roof read “Terror”

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Many information boards in the House of Terror tell the story

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Chain wall at House of Terror

SREBRENICA EXHIBIT IN SARAJEVO (No photography allowed inside)

https://easterneuropetrip.wordpress.com/2017/11/03/sarajevo-srebrenica-exhibition/  

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Wall of names of victims of Srebrenica

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About viviennemackie

Avid traveler, travel writer and photographer. In an earlier life I was a psychologist, but now am an ESL teacher. Very interested in multiculturalism, and how travel can expand one's horizons, understanding and tolerance.
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