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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Heritage Trip to Poland 2014/5774: Day 2

Yesterday was another intense yet inspiring day in Poland. We started the day by paying a visit to the gravesite of the Reem and Sefat Emet. These rabbis inspired the Hasidism in Ger and inspired thousands of Jews with their sincere devotion to Hashem.
Next, we visited the Majdanek concentration camps. Standing in the gas chambers where thousands perished, our group experienced a shocked silence. Everything was visible; from the scratches on the wall to the stained blue ceiling from the Zyklon gas, the gas chamber showed with undeniable proof the extent of Nazi depravity and the collapse of human sympathy in Nazi-occupied Poland. However, our group showed the resilience of the Jewish people by singing Niggunim on the site of all the butchery. A final testament that we are still here despite the Nazi’s intentions and we have prevailed. We also visited the famous Yeshiva of Chachmei Lublin, which was another inspiring experience. ~Bob Husni