Thursday, September 12, 2013
The Holocaust Centre.
How sad I had not put my camera in my bag! Oi!!
The Coffee shop was just the beginning.....
The Garden of Remembrance was charming and in it was a memorial to all the children lost in the Holocaust. It is estimated that 1.5 million children were killed by the Nazis. It is unfathomable!
A group of high school girls were wandering through the centre and one wonders how meaningful the experience is for today's children. It is good that there are Centres and Museums such as this one to serve as a constant reminder of those desperate times.
The following poem is inscribed on the wall of remembrance for all the children who perished during those shocking times,
A little Garden
Fragrant and full of roses,
The Path is narrow
and a little boy, walks along it.
A little boy,
A sweet little boy,
Like that growing blossom,
When the blossom
Comes to bloom
The little boy will be no more. Frants Bass
Therensien Concentration Camp
After the yummy Tea and cake, we took a tour through the Centre and were absolutely touched by the presentation. It reminded us of the monumental loss of lives during 1939 and 1942. Lest we forget!
A quote from Anne Frank's diary, painted on the Coffee Shop's walls..
How wonderful it is that nobody has to wait a single moment to improve the world.