Memorial of disappearance

  In 1958, a report in the New York Times began with this: I don’t know why, the most terrible thing is the bright and gentle sunshine of Brezhinka. This is the famous “Auschwitz has no news to write” in the history of journalism.

  The reporter wrote: “Now, there is nothing news about Auschwitz, just because of the irresistible impulse, I want to write about the concentration camp. This impulse is due to a feeling of unrest, to After the concentration camp visit, if you don’t say a word about it and don’t write a word, you will leave. It will be a disappointment to the people who died there.”

  Today, we are seeing a new report, “The disappearing Auschwitz.” The author said: “In 1991, when I visited the concentration camp for the first time, the hair left by the victim still contained vivid colors, or black or brown or red or gold… and when I returned here in 2009, I found that these hairs have turned into a group of gray hair balls.”

  What is revealed here is an embarrassing situation. The number of visitors to Auschwitz has increased, and it has doubled in 2009 compared to 2001. At the same time, the preservation of the camp has been deteriorating, with cracked walls and sinking of foundations. The person in charge here said that the increasingly ruined Auschwitz concentration camp is slipping out of the memory of history.

  The most profound crime record, like those of the greatest civilizations, is the irony of the blind travel crowd: the ever-increasing outlook is a truly serious commemorative migration or even loss. This is also a sad disrespect.