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Dark Tourism of Auschwitz: How should we look back, if at all?

Dark Tourism is a term coined by Lennon and Foley in 1996 and refers to tourism that is characterised by attractions of death and tragedy. [1] Its use has been adopted in the last decade in the ever-expanding literature on the Holocaust. 1,874 more words

Modern History

Revue de presse 20150718 | Grèce, #ThisIsACoup, Dark Tourism, Robert Cappa, showrunners, Vassilis Paleokostas, AI, Afrique-map


L’Afrique, une « terre inconnue » pour Google Maps
L’Afrique reste encore à la marge des cartes du géant américain, et nombreuses sont les routes mal tracées, les chemins ne menant nulle part, les villes, villages, rues, quartiers absents ou mal placés, les bâtiments officiels, hôpitaux, centres de police, station de bus et commerces oubliés. 843 more words


Respect and Remembrance

Yet another quick link to the difficult subject of respect and “dark tourism”.  This article discusses a personal reaction to seeing selfie sticks at Auschwitz.  The author had a similar reaction to my own on seeing tourists at Pompeii experience the plaster casts purely through their camera lens, as I wrote… 245 more words


The Darker Side of Life

There are times in life when despite how well prepared one is mentally, emotion can still rein supreme. The type of emotion and level of expression which a situation evokes varies from person to person. 653 more words


Dark Cities?

This is a presentation based on research that my colleague Raymond Powell and I have been carrying out into Dark Tourism in Europe.  Raymond gave the presentation at the 2nd Annual Conference of the… 348 more words


The Killing Fields of Cambodia

To keep you is no gain; to lose you is no loss. Khmer Rouge slogan

Choeung Ek | Darrin Henry

Today an unanticipated heavy weight of sadness has draped itself over my shoulders and lodged in my chest as the reality of man’s inhumanity to fellow man is conveyed in harrowing detail on this visit to Cambodia’s Killing Fields.

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Tourist Attraction

Disaster Tourism And The Darker Side Of Travel.

Disaster tourism is essentially the act of travelling to a disaster area out of a matter of curiosity, or using a disaster to create profit in the form of organised tours and treks. 1,386 more words

Responsible Travel