Added Pages

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Heritage Trip to Poland 2017/5777: Day 4

Day 4 of the Heritage Trip to Poland was spent touring the infamous Auschwitz I complex. We learned about the life and fate of prisoners held in the camp. Some of the chilling exhibits included collections of possessions plundered from victims, including glasses, brushes and religious affects. There is a huge collection of human hair shaved from the victims. It is hard to imagine that the mounds of hair belong to individual victims of the Holocaust. We saw a special exhibit that explained the roll of German businesses and industries behind the machine of death. We walked out of the museum with a sense of the horror of the atrocities of the Holocaust, but also with a sense of pride and unity, beaming with the glow of Jewish survival.

Photo Gallery:
Heritage Trip to Poland 2017