I'm still awaiting the extra photos I took at Auschwitz to be developed. (Note to younger readers - in the olden days a little man at the chemist's poured chemicals on a film to produce prints)
My trusty Digi's battery charger packed in on holiday so I had to rely on the mobile phone and a disposable one. Have just finished reading Auschwitz by Lawrence Rees and would recommend this to everyone; it manages to shed light on a well-documented area of history.
I hope to visit the Holocaust Exhibition in Liverpool this weekend. One of the most startling items is an artwork by Philip Parr called Respectacles which recreates the pile of glasses housed at the Museum at Auschwitz.
More information can be seen at the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust site here. You can light a virtual candle too.
The Wirral Globe, a local freesheet not known for its outstanding standards of cutting edge journalism (this week's headline concerns an 11 year old boy who received a credit card application form.) To be balanced, its competitor The Wirral News is no better. Both are glorified advert sheets. One of the papers had a Xmas headline about a missing cat turning up.
Anyway, praise where it's due. The Wirral Globe photographer, David Gennard accompanied students from NW England to Auschwitz and made a video which can be viewed here. The piece has apparently received high praise from the Museum itself.
It is requested by the museum authorities that out of respect, no photos are taken indoors (apart from one of the latrine units). Therefore, the heartbreaking piles of glasses, hair, spectacles, artificial limbs and suitcases are not here. I did discover a 360 degree site here.