Grief Tourism

Travel to areas affected by natural disasters, places where people were murdered, etc.

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Drancy – The Tragedy, the Grief, & the Embarrassment

28th July 2009

We are all familiar with the Holocaust, known as the Shoah or the Hebrew word for calamity, and the unspeakable tragedies that occurred at concentration camps. Unfortunately, there were other places filled with sorrow and grief that served as temporary deportation stations; Drancy is one. The Jews had lived quietly and unobtrusively in Paris up […]

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Cemetery Tourism: Symbolic Attractions

27th July 2006

Cemeteries have a strange and macabre attraction for the curious and the morose. ┬áThe dark symbolism of granite headstones, monuments, and crypts, viewed by some with sorrow and grief, is often no more than a part of a sightseeing itinerary for the general populace. Pere-LaChaise in Paris, France, a burial place for such notable figures […]

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