Truly there are no words to describe how I felt as I walked through this memorial site. The same continuous thought in my head: I am walking on the same ground as the people who were prisoners of this concentration camp. My mind could not wrap itself around all of the terrible things that had happened in this place.
The atmosphere was silent especially in the memorials and churches on the grounds. As some of my friends and I walked into a church, where people who were imprisoned at this camp could go and have nuns pray for them, there was complete silence. As we all walked up to the front of the church without a word we all sat down and had several minutes of silence. Another church that you can also find on the grounds of the concentration camp was actually built by a former prisoner. This man designed the church with odd shapes to show the brake in structure of the aligned rectangular buildings that every concentration camp had. He also built a walk way that goes underneath what looks like a wing that is always shadowed. He did this to say that God will protect you under his wing.
After going into the churches I then went into a building that was completely made out of black lava that had a ramp going deep into the ground. This was another memorial site for all the lives that were lost.
The ramp leads you into a small room that is almost completely dark, except for one whole in the ceiling that allows light to come in and give the room some light. This light symbolizes that even in the darkest times there can still be hope for a better future.