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Terezin

June 6th, 2007 · 2 Comments

“We hold in common the belief that it is the obligation of historic sites to assist the public in drawing connections between the history of our site and its contemporary implications. We view stimulating dialogue on pressing social issues and promoting humanitarian and democratic values as a primary function. As a member of the Coalition; […]

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Tags: Europe: Summer 2007 · Auschwitz · Historical Tourism · Czech Republic · Culture & Heritage Tourism · Terezin

Auschwitz II: Birkenau

June 3rd, 2007 · 2 Comments

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Perhaps it’s morbid, but to me that is Birkenau. It’s not about a museum attempting to explain what happened, it’s just the camp. The buildings, such as the quarantine bunks, are as they were. It’s more telling than trying to explain what happened, it allows the visitor to see it. Above all, however, it’s a […]

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Tags: Authenticity in Tourism · Europe: Summer 2007 · Auschwitz · Historical Tourism

Auschwitz I: Auschwitz

June 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

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Although I don’t recall which exhibit it was in, that quote captures the essence of my thoughts on historical pilgrimages, which is what I term trips such as this one. Before I left, we struggled. You really can’t say “have fun” on a trip like this but you can hope to have […]

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Tags: Authenticity in Tourism · Europe: Summer 2007 · Auschwitz · Historical Tourism

Historical Pilgrimage: Overview

June 3rd, 2007 · 2 Comments

OK, there’s a two-fold reason for the overview post: I’m still putting together my thoughts on the trip as I go through the photos and I want the miscellaneous stuff kept separate from the camps. I think the camps are going to end up with separate posts as I see them as distinct entities in […]

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Tags: Europe: Summer 2007 · Auschwitz · Historical Tourism · European Train Travel