Second, if you choose to bear witness ensure that you have support to process what you have witnessed. Are you traveling with a thoughtful friend or family member, or have one at home that you can Facetime with later that day? Have a discussion with them. Traveling solo and haven’t met people traveling that speak your emotional language? Try and have a conversation with someone who works at the centre or remembrance site you are visiting. Are you into journaling? Use written word to process your experience, or perhaps voice-notes on your phone. Are you a musician? Write lyrics or music to process. Are you an athlete? Find a local basketball court and shoot some hoops to process, or go for a fulfilling run. We are all different and as a result, we all process life and its experiences differently. Make sure you have the tools to cope.
Finally, ensure that you are kind to yourself and care for your well-being as you engage with these histories.