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Chevrat Nossim Synagogue in Lublin – built in 1889
Pavel and her son (who are the caretakers) were so excited to see us. She only speaks Polish and Yiddish so our Polish guide – Leszek – had to translate. One of our group (Meir) told us the story of his parents and how he almost wasn't. The scrolls are no longer kosher but we honored the synagogue by praying in it.
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Tues –Oct 13 – from Warsaw to Lublin
Before I really start into the week, as I talk about percentages, keep this in mind….
While killing by the Germans had started in 1933, it was on Sept 1, 1939 that Poland was invaded
Jews were approx. 10% of the entire population of Poland before the Germans started their extermination of Jews. To put things in ...
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Nozyk Synagogue and R’ Bloom
There was an older gentleman who I’m sure appreciated that he had a minyan (10 men) to pray with. In most of the synagogues we visited there are only 1 maybe 2 Jews in the area if that, so to have voices once again raised in prayer and song!! Nozyk happens to have a small membership. To become a member it costs 50 plan which is about $15. . . . ...
... cremating the bodies of the Jews. And not to let anything go to waste, the ashes were then used to fertilize the commandant’s rose garden. There are no words to describe this level of inhumanity.
We then finished at the large, outdoor mausoleum. Here, the Russian unearthed the ashes of 50,000+ people that had been buried in mass graves to serve as a reminder to the evils of the Shoah and the Nazis. Here we, for one last time, ...
... was the gym. Little did we know we would be joining the gym 10 minutes later, the free wifi that is. Dizzy with hunger we caved and had a junior whopper from Burger King as an entree. We used the free wifi to track down some real breakfast. We found somewhere called 'My Oh My' which looked so good we charged out of Burger King with google maps. Unfortunately the fantasy was short lived as we ended up at 'Oh My Tai' in our confused hunger. We had ended up in a Thai ...