July 12, 2004

Heroic Struggle

I came across an old post by Kim du Toit about his visit to Dachau. In light of yesterday’s post, I was struck by this comment:

Only two barrack buildings remain. The other thirty are marked simply by their foundations, which are all that remain. They are laid out in orderly rows, like huge gravestones, which is what they really are. The buildings are gone, and now, most of their inhabitants are gone too. The fortunate ones died early, the less-fortunate ones died after years of pain and torment, and the very fortunate ones were liberated by the U.S. Army.

Do you want to be fortunate and give up?

Or keep going and suffer years of pain and torment?

And perhaps live to be free (though the odds are against you)?

Or maybe… you can escape?

Posted by David Boxenhorn at July 12, 2004 02:17 PM
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