Tonight's episode was a demonstration of how locations that focus on the dark side of human history affect the racers: by having the remaining visitors visit Auschwitz, we saw just about all the teams break down. We've had this kind of thing before - notably Gorée Island in Senegal during TAR6, where Gus broke down.
Major kudos, props, points, and thanks to the producers for shedding light on human history and the lives lost.
Now, the point of this thread in relation to TAR: does going to these kinds of locales help or hurt the show by reminding the viewing audience what life was like not-so-long ago? Do these kinds of places appeal to only a certain kind of viewer, or does the gravity of Auschwitz affect Joe Schmo in Nowhere, Oklahoma?
Or, will we all wake up tomorrow morning and say, "Oh, TAR went to Auschwitz," and get on with our lives?