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Category: March of the Living

  • Day 7: First full day in Israel!

    Posted by Becca Pollak on May 06, 2019 | Share

    At 5:10 am, our plane touched down at Ben Gurion airport, our bodies restless. However, as we stepped off the plane we felt a feeling each of us never had never felt. While many of us have been to Israel before, coming from where we had been gave us an entirely different experience. Ben Peri, an Israeli, said this…

  • Day 6: Shabbat in Poland

    Posted by Becca Pollak on May 06, 2019 | Share

    With the hardest of our days in Poland coming to an end, I know I was really glad for a much-needed break and celebration…thus Shabbat began. After a week of wearing sweatpants, raincoats and tennis shoes we finally got to break out our nice dresses and sandals for a fresh start to Shabbat. Our Friday services were short and…

  • Day 5: Auschwitz, Birkenau and Shabbat!

    Posted by Becca Pollak on May 03, 2019 | Share

    Auschwitz. For many years I have heard stories, but there are no words to describe what we saw and experienced today. Walking into the camp, I instantly got chills. The atmosphere yesterday versus today were at totally opposite ends of the spectrum. Yesterday was happy and a celebration of life. Today was full of sorrow and tears. Standing in…

  • Day 4: The March of the Living

    Posted by Becca Pollak on May 02, 2019 | Share

    Mixed emotions. I think that describes the day perfectly. Arriving at Auschwitz is never a happy occasion, yet, coming here today, I’m not gonna lie when I say I was teeming with excitement. It was a beautiful sunny day and I couldn’t wait to see the different countries that were represented, meet as many of the roughly 12,000 people…

  • This morning we went to the concentration/extermination camp of Majdanek. As we were driving into the city, I noticed how urban it was. With the blink of the eye, I was shocked. I saw a building and then a huge concentration camp. At Majdanek, we learned that 300,000 people passed through and 78,000 died but I was hit the…