I'm going to Europe this year (woohoo, sounds good to say THIS year ). My sister and I are finalising our itinerary...she wishes to travel to Poland to visit Auschwitz. She studied modern history at uni, and so this is something which she is interested in seeing.
I'm very open to travelling anywhere, so I said I would come to Poland too but that I don't wish to visit Aushwitz...I don't know if I could emotionally deal with it. I definitely couldn't deal with seeing tourists being disrespectful at the site - something which I have experienced elsewhere in my travels.
I was speaking to a friend about this, and she said that everyone must see it at least once. She said it's extremely moving and she believes it shows respect to see it. She has planted a seed of doubt in my mind. I don't want to travel all that way and regret not seeing it. But I also don't know if I wish to see something to harrowing and chilling.
I even feel uneasy writing this post, as if i'm talking about a tourist attraction