After a long and emotional day visiting both Auschwitz and Birkenau, the teens were given time to reflect on their personal experiences. They were given an option of writing a journal entry and one teen offered to share his story. Below is Eli Rosen's thoughts on visiting the camps: I'm in Auschwitz. Birkenau itself is [...]
Yesterday, the group toured the Auschwitz and Birkenau camps, located in the town area of Osweicem, 37 miles west of Krakow. We visited the only original synagogue left in the town and learned that the community was 80% Jewish before the Holocaust.