Monday, 30 September 2013

The 2013 Holocaust in Europe tour: a hugely successful trip

I've been meaning to post something on the May 2013 Holocaust tour and update the photos on this blog, but just haven't gotten around to it. I'll try to find some time to do so before too long. Suffice to say the trip was extremely enlightening. In fact, I still don't really have adequate words to express what it meant to us all, and I've been reflecting on it for four months now.

Our group from Winnipeg in front of a remnant of the ghetto wall in Warsaw.


The memorial at Belzec, the first of the Operation Reinhard extermination camps.

The memorial to 1500 murdered Jews just outside Jozefow, in the Lublin district of central Poland. The location is just outside the town, about five minutes away from the main town square, yet very few of the residents seemed to know where it was. Across the road, hidden in the forest, are three mass graves. 

The infamous main gate at Auschwitz. Work did not set them free, as the motto promised.


The Old-New Synagogue in Prague's Jewish quarter.

Yours truly in Prague.


Stumble stones in Salzburg remind pedestrians of the victims of Nazi genocide.

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