To be honest, I didn’t really want to visit. I had been to the Holocaust museum in New York many times growing up. I didn’t want to pay 20$ for what I knew would be a depressing 5 hour tour. But my friends wanted to go and so I decided to follow them.
First things first we had to decide whether we were going to take a shuttle/tour or go there on our own and walk around
Although Auschwitz was very sad, sometimes important things are. The whole experience was much more illuminating and intense than I expected. It was more than simply another documentary or a museum. It was a tangible testament to the horrors of the Nazi regime, the dangers of scapegoating minorities, and the evil that can be justified when people are dehumanized. It was definitely worth visiting, and I feel grateful to have witnessed this very important place.