Re-processing the trauma without EVER forgetting the terror

The eerie silence at the Topography of Terror in Berlin, where the SS headquarters once stood (and next to the remnants of the Wall), reminded me of the Genocide Memorial in Rwanda over the burial grounds of hundreds of thousands victims.

The message sounded clear in its silence: Helping people to rebuild their lives does not mean forgetting what led to the horrors in the first place. Conflicts around the world, even some voting patterns in the west, do not leave one too confident on human memory alone…


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