October 18, 2002

I got back from Prague yesterday.

Terezin, the concentration camp I was there to research, is now a town, population 1,200 and growing. According to our tour guide, the people who live there know little and care less about what the place used to be.

There are two hotels there. One is a two minute walk from the crematorium. The other is in the old SS barracks. I spent about five minutes in the latter and it was the most terrifying place I’ve ever been in my life.

Tomorrow I’ll be amusing, I promise. Today I just don’t quite have it in me.

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2 Responses to I got back from Prague

  1. Stacy says:

    I totally know what you mean. I took courses on Nazi Germany and Holocaust history, and some of the present-day sentiments were just really surprising. Also, I heard there is a McDonalds near Krakow–I don’t know if that is true, but someone told me that, and I found that a little disturbing…

  2. angelo says:

    Welcome back Faustus.

    I resorted to reading bad Anais Nin novels and listening to Sade in your absence.


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