The Best Holocaust "Movie" Worth Seeing Is A Personal Visit To Auschwitz-Birkenau Where You Can Feel The Desperate Fingernail-Etched Grooves - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Lavi - Seattle
    • 12.02.14 | 11:14 (IST)

    ... left as ghastly reminders of the unimaginable trauma of the Holocaust in the remains of the crematoria walls there. Placing your fingers in and running them along those grooves carved out within those reinforced concrete walls by human finger nails makes you visualize in dramatic, non-fiction form how innocent lives duped into going for de-licing "showers" suddenly realized their horrible fate as Zyklon-B gas crystals began to vaporize in the death chambers and replace any life-giving oxygen remaining in that space. The dead and dying bodies fighting for survival by seeking any remaining but quickly dissipating air towards the top of the gas chambers were observed through glass covered peepholes and when things went all quiet it took a long time for these bodies to be untangled from one another and taken to the adjacent crematoriums.

    from the article: Holocaust movies: 10 of the best beyond Schindler's List
    First published 16:32 14.04.15 | Last updated 16:32 14.04.15
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