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... dark shadow, no rustling noise. Simply branches stretching towards the sky.
The sun only broke through the grey clouds twice while we were in Birkenau: Once when we turned to face the remains of an underground gas chamber, and once while our group was singing Ani Ma'Amin. And somehow we felt that the trees have heard the call of hope, and that now the trees hear the answer.
I'm a dancer, and I've ...
... My bus that I had waited 8 hours for pulled up outside and I knew I had to get out somehow. I started showing them my card tricks, flicking two piles of cards with my eyes closed and then invited them to try. The largest one went first and the room was showered with cards. The smaller one started laughing and collected the cards and I saw it as my opportunity to start packing my things. I was doing it as quietly as possible when all of a sudden ...
... 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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