Posts tagged "Auschwitz"

Budapest and Poland 1989: Our Jewish heritage tour written from my wife’s memoirs

Budapest and Poland 1989: Our Jewish heritage tour written from my wife’s memoirs
The following is an excerpt from my late wife’s diary of the trip we took that I wrote about last week. This is the week of Yom Hashoah, or the Holocaust remembrance. After this was written, we went to Auschwitz and that is where the diary ended.  What she saw was horrible to the point that... Read more »

Auschwitz: A day in hell, part two

Auschwitz: A day in hell, part two
I had become ill on the bus to the camp just thinking where we were headed. Fortunately, one our Canadian travelers was a Doctor and was able to give me a pill to relax my nerves and my nausea.  We arrived at the most infamous sign in the World…Arbeit Macht Frei. Work makes you free.... Read more »

A trip to Auschwitz: A day in hell

A trip to Auschwitz: A day in hell
You can read about it, see movies and meet survivors of the HOLOCAUST but until you visit and see for yourself it is difficult to imagine. In the late 90’s my wife saw an ad in the Chicago Tribune travel section about a Jewish Heritage Tour through Hungary, Poland and Czechoslovakia. After some inquiries we... Read more »
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The Holocaust: We must never forget; it can never happen again

The Holocaust: We must never forget; it can never happen again
The Holocaust of 1933 to 1945 were the darkest years in the history of the world. More than 6 million innocent Jewish lives were lost in the concentration camps in occupied Europe. In addition, another 6 million lives were lost due to their religion, race or beliefs contrary to the Nazi doctrine. They included Jehovah’s... Read more »