Seems like a terrible idea - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • LS
    • 17.08.12 | 19:45 (IDT)

    Having had family members murdered in Auschwitz and having visited the camp primarily to say kaddish for them, I do not believe that restoring it to how it was will serve any positive purpose. In its present state it serves as a very clear witness to what happened and also as a fitting memorial to all those who were slaughtered within its confines. Why anyone would want to rebuild such a monstrosity is beyond my understanding. It seems almost ghoulish to want to do so, even dishonouring those who died there by disturbing their graveyard. There is already a mass of documentary evidence, sufficient for anyone's needs who want to know the minutiae of what happened there. Those who don't will not visit anyway.

    from the article: A German-Israeli team undertakes the reconstruction of Auschwitz
    First published 09:05 17.08.12 | Last updated 09:05 17.08.12
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