Publication Date: August 23, 2018
SERIES: War & Holocaust
TITLE: No Music at Majdanek
NARRATIVE: Majdanek is one of Hitler’s death camps in Poland. Fortunately, it is not the tourist attraction that Aushwitz is, so it is a true memorial to the Holocaust. What makes it so powerful is the enormous circular mausoleum, now a holy burial ground for the tons of ashes and bones of the victims who were murdered, burned, and buried, all which were exhumed from mass graves after World War II. There’s is nothing to prepare one for the experience of visiting this site. The silence of reflection cannot summon a sound to comfort the conscience, not even music, which we carry naturally in our own bones. I hope the images I have assembled convey some of this power.