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... place, Auschwitz.”
He noted that he changed his speech after the horrible attacks in Paris, Belgium, and around the world. “Jews are being targeted again in Europe and around the world simply because they are Jews.” He spoke about the return of Anti-Semitism in Europe, noting that, “The lies that are continually told about Israel are poisoning the world. In our world, if you tell a lie three times and no one contradicts ...
... and hot in summer. On the right are the remaining ablution blocks which were originally German army stables, broken down and transported to Birkenau. There were rows of toilet seats at one end, channels where basins would have been at the other end – prisoners were given only a couple of minutes per day to go to the toilet and wash, that was it. And there was a water shortage as well so no wonder they fell ill and died.
... playing a drinking game which I was just terrible at. So drinking from 7 pm to 3 am like this is not the best formula for a night out, and at 3 am the decision was made to go to bed rather than go out, might be best as Girihen had to get up at 9 for work... Very nice stopover and we had a lot of laughs....but I've really got to stop trying to drink Vodka like the eastern Europeans, it's just not possible...please forgive me body...
... seeing the huge piles of personal items that were recovered after the camp's liberation, like empty suitcases, shoes, combs, and eyeglasses, all separated into groups. There was even a group of children's shoes. It was really awful to see. We spent a couple hours there and didn't see everything, because you really don't need to to get the point. Like I said, though, it was a good thing to do, and an important piece of history, no matter how grim.
... away on a good run.
Our last sight of that dear wee boy was of him sleeping peacefully on his tummy with his little legs tucked up and his bottom in the air – what a wee pet he is, Andy and Justyna are so lucky he is such a great little fellow.
And that was Poland, and now it’s the start of the trip around the other side of the world and home again in a few days. ...