As a German resident in Boston, I'm frequently visiting the Boston Holocaust Memorial, especially, whenever we have guests from abroad (often). Situated in a prominent place of the city, it is as much non-intrusive as it lends itself for walking through it (almost inviting). Once you enter the venue it guides you through the glass towers representing the different concentration camps, each of them engraved with the horrific set of numbers - IDs, the Nazis allocated to the individuals they incarcerated. The pathway itself tells the story of other groups terrorized by the Nazis: Slavish people, Sinti and Roma, gays... I feel like every yard of the way, while impressing the horror of that past, it also increases my awareness of the necessity to look out for tendencies in actual politics to use similar group blaming tactics, the Nazis did. The exit of the memorial could not have been chosen better: citing Martin Niemöller:
"First they came for the Communists
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Socialists
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me."
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