weekly photo challenge: renewal

November 9, 2012 at 2:59 pm 5 comments

i took this photo at the auschwitz concentration camp in poland where millions of jews were exterminated by the germans during world war ii. no one who has visited the place can leave without feeing the pain and grief of the victims and the enormous loss of human lives.

it was on a spring morning when i went. walking around the concentration camp, i saw these blooming flowers surrounded by a crown of rusty thorns. they seemed to signify hope of renewal amidst the ruins, that all is not lost, if we don’t forget the lessons of the past.

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  • 1. rebecca2000  |  November 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Great job. I agree it does feel like renewal.

    • 2. plaridel  |  November 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm


      hope or despair. it could be either, so let’s live in hope. 🙂

  • 4. weekly photo challenge: renewal | Home Far Away From Home  |  November 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm

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  • 5. dean  |  November 11, 2012 at 10:17 am

    People of all world views should visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and State Museum near Oswiecim, Poland, to fully understand the tragedy of the Holocaust. Auschwitz is a place travelers will never forget, a place that still carries the heavy burden of murder. While Poland is home to the remains of many German concentration camps from the 1930s and 1940s, Auschwitz stands out as the epitome of the Holocaust and the many war crimes committed in the name of genocide. I have always believed that anyone planning a vacation in Europe should take the time for this all-important pilgrimage. It may not be the most pleasant trip, but it is necessary to honor one’s fellow human beings.


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