HOW COURAGEOUS of Demelza Merry Craven and Suzanna Dixey to visit Auschwitz.
I admire them and their eloquent articles (Observer, January 26). I visited there in September 2006 and I believe most young people should.
The atmosphere is indescribable.
When I was there, a party of teenagers arrived, the boys full of bravado and noise. As soon as they passed under the famous gate sign, their mood changed to quiet and respectful, and later I saw many of the girls in tears.
As you progress around the camp the horrors penetrate your very being.
The exhibit that found me sobbing was a glass-topped table filled with baby clothes.
The world is a strange place, a mixture of love and hate, but please let the youngsters of today learn more about respect and love for their fellow human beings.
Mrs A Canfer
North Bersted Street,