(via The Hiroshima Files - Slide Show - NYTimes.com)
A library in Hiroshima, after the bomb was dropped. That staircase is steel.
One has to wonder why not much attention in American Education and memory focuses on the tragedies of our past. We have already accepted them and move on I feel like [is the attitude of the many], or we would rather just not think about them. And there isn’t much there to force us to think about it either.
In Berlin, outside every house where they know someone was taken and deported and sent to the camps, there lies a little gold square in the ground, among the cobblestones. A constant reminder of the horrors of the past.
There isn’t much like that in America.
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