I know this is completely out of season but, Christmas is a wonderful time of year full of memories, familiar smells and seasonal decorations. Growing up I loved going to pick out a Christmas tree and putting it up in our house, it was my favorite smell of the season. For years I fought with my mom and wouldn’t let her get a fake Christmas tree because it wouldn’t be the same. Now that I live on campus at RIT all we are only allowed to have is this dinky little fake Christmas tree. While it does the job, it’s still not the same.
The people at the Auschwitz exhibit are trying to preserve the feeling one would get from such a historical cemetery, just like a fake Christmas tree they are trying to replicate something very sentimental. Therefore their ideas to walk the tourists through like the camp had originally done to the victims is a good idea to represent the pain and fear these people felt. Once again, it does the job, but it will never be the same.