It was an emotional day. Far more than I was anticipating. One of the things we wanted to make a point of doing while living in Europe was taking our children to the memorials of the concentration camps of WWII. As a horrific display of the worst of humanity and the evilness of this fallen world, hopefully they will understand how fragile our freedom is and how we must never let this happen again. Our prayer is that, even while some deny it ever happened, that our children will see it with their own eyes and speak the truth for their generation.
Flossenbürg was a short trip for us through beautiful countryside. The elegant headquarters belied the evil within. There was a definite heaviness and you felt on the verge of tears constantly. We were thankful that the displays were in English because there was so much information to absorb.
After we left the Concentration camp we went to the Burgruine Flossenbürg, a castle that was founded around 1100 by Count Berengar of Sulzbach It was such a beautiful view! It was officially our first castle visit of Germany.