I am Flora Goldenberg, a tour guide in Paris, I specialize in the Jewish Walking Tours of Paris Jewish Neighborhood : Le Marais Area. In 2017, I traveled to Auschwitz Memorial with my colleagues from the memorial to see by myself the Death Camps. It was a horrifying experience, but a must in my profession so I can transmit the memory to the next generation. It is my purpose to educate the young people in France ( School and High School ) when they visit the memorial of Shoah in Paris , located near my home address, about the horrors of racism and anti-semitism.
Here is an article I find very interesting :
In 2018, 2 million 152 thousand people from all over the world visited the sites of the former Auschwitz and Auschwitz II-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp preserved by the Museum. It is about 50,000 more than in the record-breaking 2017. As many as 80% of them could learn the history of the German Nazi camp thanks to one of over 320 guides-educators of the Museum conducting guided tours in 20 languages.
“Such a high percentage of those who choose to learn the history of Auschwitz in guided groups is of great significance. It is the most valuable educational form, which does not only provide more in-depth knowledge and understanding but also allows visitors to engage in a dialogue and ask questions about selected aspects of this tragic history. No automatism, no printed form or electronic equipment can substitute this human interaction during the visit that is difficult, both in terms of the amount of factual information and emotions,” said Dr. Piotr M. A. Cywiński, the director of the Auschwitz Museum.
The top ten visiting countries include: Poland (405,000), Great Britain (281,000), USA (136,000), Italy (116,000), Spain (95,000), Germany (76,000), France (69,000), Israel (65,000), the Czech Republic (45,000) and Sweden (42,000).