Monthly Archives: June 2013

Back to Auschwitz

  Today was a good day back at both Birkenau/Auschwitz II and Auschwitz I.  I think that some in the group were skeptical about spending another full day at the camps, but it went by quickly.  We arrived at Birkenau … Continue reading

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Plaszow Camp, Schindler Factory, Jewish Quarter

Today was definitely a lighter day as far as the content and atmosphere of the day compared with yesterday.  We still had a few things that were hard to hear, but over all, there was more laughter and more “normal” … Continue reading

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Heart Wrenching Auschwitz I

Good evening, readers!  This has been the most heart wrenching day of the trip so far.  Today, we toured Auschwitz I.  I have some pictures that I will share with you, but I am so tired that they will have … Continue reading

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Birkenau/Auschwitz II- Where the Will to Live is Everything

Needless to say, it has been an overwhelming day as we toured Auschwitz II/Birkenau.  It seemed appropriate that we were walking in the rain most of the day since Birkenau is one of the most depressing places you will ever … Continue reading

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Salt Mines and Krakow

It’s been a long, but wonderful day!  My morning started with breakfast where I sat and chatted with Eva for awhile along with a few others.  We had a fascinating conversation about forgiveness, reconciliation, and genocide (the Holocaust and other … Continue reading

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Finally Here!

Friends, it has been a LOOONG day.  It all started when I drove to Terre Haute this morning to catch a bus to Chicago with some members of our group.  What was supposed to be a 3.5 hour drive ended … Continue reading

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Why Auschwitz?

Why in the world would someone WANT to go to Auschwitz?  Well, here is my story. Many of you know that I was Jewish before I became a Christian (and a pastor!).  I spent a lot of time in Jewish … Continue reading

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