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... their college plans. They've towered over thousands of Jews as they walked into Auschwitz, and they've towered over thousands of Jews as they walked out.
There really is something deeply symbolic about the birch trees. After a long, harsh winter, the trees have been stripped of their leaves and their natural brown color, but they still stand. They are patiently waiting for the sun to come out and warm the earth, so their livelihood can be ...
... terrorist a lot and shouting drugs at me. I was so tired and fed up that I couldn't even react in a shocked or panicked way which I think upset them even more. They emptied my bag all over the table, pens and tampons flying everywhere, I didn't even have the energy to be embarrassed. They started getting more irate that they hadn't found anything illegal on me and I could sense they were getting bored with me. I hoped they would let me go but they moved on to ...
... mosquitos and rain. Once it stopped raining and I worked up the courage to front the mosquitos, I cooked some packet spaghetti carbonara for dinner on the Trangia, took a couple of photos, then cleaned up and retired to the tent for the night. I made booking with a hostel called Downtown Forest in Vilnius tomorrow night so that I can see a few sights in Lithuania tomorrow without having to worry about finding a campsite, then perhaps the next day I'll head north into Latvia? We'll ...
... all of us. Learning about these kinds of actions by the Nazis and standing at the site of a mass grave made the Holocaust that much more personal and real. We said kaddish and placed a stone. Too many "whys" and too few answers. Our next stop was the local cemetery where Mark's family is likely buried, and we said kaddish for them. Throughout the day, the no-good anti-semitic bugs were having a wonderful feast at the expense of ...
... pictures tell the story.
After all this touring, we were hungry. It was almost 3PM. Funny, at home we would have been "starving" much earlier, had lunch, and be ready for a snack by that time. Tomek took us for lunch in a small rebuilt Jewish tavern, where he ordered for all of us. First came a hot soup, looking harmless enough, with some floating greens and an egg. But the second I tasted it I knew what it was! ...
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