Twisted (A Six-Sentence Story)

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I will spare you the actual images, you can search for them on Google if you want.  I think that the above monument at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site speaks for itself; I don’t need to tell you what it represents.

In 1977, while living as a military family in what was then West Germany, we decided to tour the Dachau Concentration Camp; something we felt we needed to do.  It left an impression that I will never forget as long as I live; the epitome of evil, the embodiment of man’s inhumanity to man.

While the grounds and remaining buildings, including the crematorium, have been sanitized and made presentable for public viewing, the horror of what happened there has not been whitewashed or lost.

The museum contains many haunting photos, but the ones that remain burned into my heart and mind are the piles of twisted limbs, emaciated corpses awaiting cremation… men, women, and children treated worse than any animal, their only “crime” being born a Jew.

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Author: Josie Two Shoes

I've been blogging off and on since August of 2006. I adopted the pen name Josie Two Shoes in 2007 as I began a new chapter of my life standing on my own two feet. Now I'm married to the man of my dreams; we live in dusty West Texas with a house full of furkids. I am an Aquarian by birth, and although I am past sixty and slightly frayed around the edges, my fascination with this thing called life continues. Faith, family, and friends are important to me; so are honesty, trust, tolerance, compassion and kindness. I'm pretty up front about most things, so if you want to know something more about me, just ask! :-) You can also reach me by email and find me at my Facebook page.

11 thoughts on “Twisted (A Six-Sentence Story)”

  1. Such horrible things were happening and had we and other countries not tried to stop it, no doubt it would have continued. War is a terrible thing, and we are all affected by the outcome, but what was done to the Jews and those who befriended them was unthinkable and inhumane. It always amazes me that there are some who doubt these things even happened.

  2. Wow. I’ve visited two Holocaust Museums (in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles), but can only imagine the feelings that must be in the actual camps. What happened was absolutely horrific.

  3. It is hard to comprehend man’s cruelty and inhumanity to a fellow human. This is a sad horrible six but the holocaust is something we need to remember. Sometimes I wonder if we have forgotten when I see what is happening in Syria. Thank you for sharing your experience.

  4. what a powerful Six.

    I’m continually amazed at the stories* I read at this bloghop, not simply for the fun and learning** but for the effect that can be contained in a very small number of words and sentences.
    Very well done.

    *because everything, looked at a certain way, that connects people here and in the ‘real’ world can be seen as a story.
    ** a significant part of my enjoyment (after the initial read) is to try and understand how the writer did what they did

  5. I couldn’t even make it through the very sanitized national Holocaust museum in Washington without crying my eyes out. I don’t even know what I would do at a place like that. Even the sculptures too much

  6. A horrible time in the history of the world. My friend visited there as well and it is etched in her mind forever. She could not get over the fact that there were people living in houses right across the street.

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