William Noah Glucroft, DW: Auschwitz, 75 years later: A race against time
A visit to Auschwitz is a visit to the cusp of comprehension. That is the death camp’s enduring power and its greatest challenge. As the world marked 75 years since Auschwitz was liberated, both aspects came to the fore.
Auschwitz is many things at once. As a historic site, it was a massive compound constructed for arbitrary cruelty and systematic mass murder. As a symbol, it is a lasting expression of a monstrous crime without parallel. And on Monday, for just a few hours, Auschwitz was converted into an event space to mark the camp’s excruciating end 75 years ago.
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