Almost 40 individuals who were strangers to each other two months prior, embarked on a life changing trip to visit the final resting place of six million Jewish people who were slaughtered because of their religion.
As morbid as it could possibly sound, Auschwitz is a place all Jewish people must visit. I felt very great full exiting the grounds of Auschwitz, as I know that just 74 years ago, millions couldn’t.
The trip gave us a great insight into what life was like for a Jewish person in the 1940’s. Immersing ourselves entirely in all that was offered to us whilst in Poland, ensured we could absorb and understand such a dark time in Jewish History.
We spent less than a week in Poland, yet weeks of prior planning took place to ensure all the testimonials, documents and letters were written in time for our departure. Time and effort was poured into the structure and program of the trip, consolidating all our thought on the final day, then having our final debrief in-front of the Western Wall, was a touching way to realise how thankful we all must be for Israel.