Monday, April 18, 2005

The Shadow of the Blackbird

On a late autumn day in 2003, I spent an afternoon at the Ravensbrueck concentration camp outside Berlin with 75 Norwegian teens and their adult guides. It was part of a week-long tour through Poland and Germany in which we visited four camps. One of the adult guides was a survivor of Ravensbrueck - a camp used by the Nazis primarily for incarcerating, torturing and murdering women and children. Today is the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the camp. The words of the women who lived and died here resonate movingly in this on-line art project by Pat Binder. Go there and remember.


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