Day 145… ok… today is a very serious day… today we take a day trip to learn more about the history of World War II at Auschwitz (Oswiecim) and Birkenau, sites where some of the worst atrocities of war were perpetrated. The trip there really set the tone with a very stark, confronting and disturbing video on the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau by thee soviets. Harsh watch. Then we see the death chambers themselves… the showers… the ovens… the remains of the property of millions of unfortunates as well as 2 tonnes of shaved human hair that was to be used in felt and socks. Disturbing stuff and sobering. After that we simply returned to a meal and am quiet reflection before hitting the sack.