Holocaust Remembered at Mauthausen and in Vienna

How do I write a story with a theme that is intensely horrific? How can I grapple with remnants of history and do it in a way that makes sense of an extremely painful period of human existence?

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Holocaust Memorial in Vienna’s Judenplatz

How can I write a story with full knowledge that it will be incomplete, inadequate, and certainly more deserving than the feeble words I present?

It is with these questions that I write a story that I have avoided for two years even though I knew I wanted to write it. This story is about my exploration of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Austria and Vienna’s “Nameless Library” Memorial to its 65,000 Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

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