My name is Tori Raymond and I am a history major at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Studying Nazi Germany and the Holocaust are my passions and my primary areas of study. Today, we went to Majdanek death camp.It was personally very emotional. I felt a real connection to the past. We learned about the way the guards treated those who were imprisoned and how sadistic they were. It was eye-opening and sobering. After that, we went to the the Belzec memorial and museum. They had a replica of a gas chamber and it was chillingly quiet and calm inside. We went in one-by-one and were able to feel a little bit of the past. View the trip’s photo album here.
– Tori Raymond, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh