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Yad VaShem, Mount Herzl, Netanya Host Families (Day 10)

Yad VaShem
It is our third day in the homeland. I went to Israel two years ago for a month and got to see so much of it. Today we went to Yad VaShem. This is my second time going there. The first time I went there I was expecting it to be a very emotional experience, but after going to the concentration camps that I have heard about all my life, I was able to have a first hand experience of what the ghetto or concentration camp looked like. As a result, I felt like I was able to connect with Yad VaShem and the content in it more than the previous visit. After we walked though the museum we went to a memorial called  Yad Vashem’s children memorial. This memorial was the most emotional part of my day. The tour guide asked us to remember one name that we heard while walking through. The point of doing this was to bring to our attention that it is difficult to remember just one person’s name and there are six million names. I am now with my host family and they are very nice people. We are having pasta for dinner and I can’t wait to try new food.

–Zoe Goldenberg

Cross training. Young woman exercising with dumbbells.

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