Death is an inescapable life occurrence that we often take as a taboo in our society. We try not to talk about it too much and we do whatever we can in order to escape it. But everyone on the planet meets death sooner or later. Death can take several forms and causes but it has never had one universal law that it binds itself to. Instead death chooses to be unnatural at times. That is what has happened in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany during the Second World War.
Corpses of Dead People
Death showed itself in the most unnatural and unimaginable way known to man. It showed itself under the cloak of a tyrant using humans as weapons to kill other humans. The one thing that people may find hard to wrap their minds around is the amount of people that were killed in those concentration camps. Six million is a very large number. When seeing photographs of a pond that was once filled with human ashes, one can hardly imagine how horrifying the sight must have been. We can hardly imagine the naked corpses after corpses of dead people who had lost their lives to injustice and persecution.
The last chapter of the book of Revelation speaks of the Apocalypse and the four horsemen of hell, the first one being death. When I was looking at that photograph of the pond which only purpose was to house those human ashes, I was reminded of this chapter of the Bible and the description of how death will bring the apocalypse on earth. It made me realize how unfortunate those people were to have lost their lives for simply being different. It made me understand that you don’t have to be related to one of them to feel their fear and their anguish. It made me understand what it meant to have to be killed and burned in order to find peace in one’s surroundings. It made me understand death.