The stone I placed is the pink one at the top, above the R in “MARGOT”.
I visited the Bergen Belsen Concentration Camp Memorial. It was exactly where I wanted to be today. I have Miriam at my hotel, Restaurant und Landhotel Michaelishof, to thank for the experience. She pre-arranged, by phone, a taxi-bus service for me. I caught the first taxi at the nearby bus stop just before 11am, to go to the Bergen Hauptbahnhof station. From there, I caught a second taxi to the Gedenkstätte Bergen-Belsen. I spent the entire day at the Memorial site.
I spent as long as I needed at the exhibition center. I learned of the Russian Prisoners of War held in the camp before it was made into a concentration camp, which I was not aware had occurred. I witnessed several films, and observed many photos and sobering reminders of what horrors one person can do to another. Some, I was aware of. Some, I was not.
After taking a short break, I walked out onto the grounds to the mass graves and located the memorial stone for Anne Frank and her sister Margot. I left the stone I have carried for Anne since last October atop that memorial. I’m not certain if the photos will post now, but I will try. I wanted to make the entry today, as it is April 16, 2016.