Visited this museum in January of 2011 - I had been wanting to go for years, but also not wanting to go.
There was a photo exhibition on display - from the Polish Ghetto - so I thought now would be the time to go - to see the display and the museum.
We were blessed because as we walked in, we were told that a group of school children were in one of the lecture rooms and if we wanted we could sit in back and listen to their guest speaker. A holocaust survivor.
We sat in awe and anguish listening to his story. Inspired by his attitude and touched by his words.
We then proceeded to walk thru the museum backwards - something we didn't figure out until the end. The horrors were there - so were the tales of bravery - the thoughts of the visitors - the pictures of brutality. Standing in the rail car drew shivers - especially after having just listened to the elderly man describe his train ride as a youth.
We left - silent. Glad we had went. An excellent time? no - but a time important to spend.
Museum is set up with taste, sensitivity to the visitors, and with respect to the victims it honors.
NOTE: The Polish Ghetto photos were chilling - if you ever hear they are on display near you, take the time to view them and remember what has been done.
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