2010-06-18

曼德拉囚在Robben Island 27年

  到了南非的南端的開普敦Cape Town的遊客,通常一定會出海到7公里西方的海上一個小島-羅本島Robben Island-參觀;過去這是一個惡名昭彰的監獄小島,現在成為著名的反省人權、民主、自由的聯合國遺產的博物館及旅遊景點!

這是曼德拉被關27年的牢房,現在成為人人探望的地方:歷史的諷刺,這位前南非總統因為為種族隔離及為政治的因素而被孤獨的關在這裡--

今天這牢房成為博物館一部份!

曼德拉後來重訪這島時丟下第一粒石頭,後來其他被釋放的囚犯也紛紛丟下石頭,以資紀念......

From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the price paid for freedom.

“Today when I look at Robben Island, I see it as a celebration of the struggle and a symbol of the finest qualities of the human spirit, rather than as a monument to the brutal tyranny and oppression of apartheid. It is true that Robben Island was once a place of darkness, but out of that darkness has come a wonderful brightness, a light so powerful that it could not be hidden behind prison walls… '
Nelson Mandela


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4 条评论:

杨 善 SUN YONG 说...

卧薪尝胆,只为傲骨。

Ah Meng [老猴深算] 说...

[傲骨]是历史造成的,没有个那风声鹤唳的年代,那有孟德拉.只有时事造英雄,那有英雄造时事.

Bean 说...

乱世造英雄。。。

menglei 说...

這是政治的悲傷故事......