The museum did a really good job of bringing the reality of the Holocaust to life. You can actually stand in a real boxcar that Jews would have been crammed into on their way to death camps - it was made in Germany in the 30's and shipped over here to go in the museum. The museum also does a good job at pointing out the genocide that is still happening in the world today, like in Darfur, Rwanda, etc.
Photography wasn't allowed inside, so I only snapped a couple of pictures outside before we went in.
I also reread one of my favorite books this week - The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom. It is the true story of Corrie ten Boom, who lived in Holland during the Holocaust and risked her life to work in the underground movement to hide Jews in a secret room in her house. She was eventually caught, and along with her family, went to Hitler's concentration camps. But instead of focusing on the horrible things that were happening to her, she was able to look past them and see God at work. The story is inspiring and powerful and you won't read it without being impacted.
AND... I'd like to give a copy away! Just leave me a comment and I'll draw a random winner to receive a copy (comment on anything you'd like, or tell me a book that YOU enjoyed!). And please feel free to leave a comment if you are family, if you've never left a comment before, or if you don't even know me! I'll leave it up for a week to give everyone a chance to comment, and then I'll draw a winner on Friday.