Happy Birthday Nadine!
Celebrating with the birthday girl on the bus.
Our first stop of the day. The Ludz cemetery.
Marking the grave of a young girl…
The Lodz ghetto.
The Radegast. Umschlagplatz (collection point) where approximately 200,000 Jews passed on their way to Chelmno.
Chelmno. Words cannot describe…
The top of an aron hakodesh discovered in the attic of a four story building.
End of a long day!
The last group pictures before everyone went home.
Flying home with memories to last a lifetime and to be passed down to the next generation.
Breakfast in the Luxor Hotel, Lublin (highly recommended!)
First stop – Yeshiva Chamei Lublin…WOW!
Rabbi Kraft studying with us in the Yeshiva.
Dancing with NY group during morning prayers.
The horrors begin…
Our next stop…Krasnik.
The underground tunnel that connects the two synagogues.
Taking it all in…
Back on the bus…Our clay masterpieces:
Arrive in Lizhensk.
Taking a dip…
Video highlight collage:
View from the hotel window.
Scrambled eggs, shakshuka, pancakes and a full spread of salads and cheeses for breakfast!
What our friends have to say about breakfast:
Our first stop – Treblinka. No words to describe…
A panoramic view of the Treblinka monument. Zeh hashar l’Hashem…tzadikim yavau bo.
The beautiful shul in Tykocin.
We danced with over 100 young Israelis in Tykocin like it was Simchat Torah!
The forest of Lupochowo. If only these trees could speak.
Personal stories from participants of the group in the Lupochowo forest.
Singing Hatikva for those who never had the chance…
The city of Jedwabne…this town didn’t wait for the Nazis to come in…
The outline of a small barn…The final moments for 1400 Jews of Jedwabne.
We davened mincha while this fellow moo’d in the background.
Dinner in the Luxor, Lublin. (Yes, our waiter is wearing a bow tie)
Time for bed…off to Yeshiva Chochmei Lublin in the morning.
Arrive in Warsaw! Love Air France:)
Warsaw cemetery, one of the largest in Europe with 200,000 marked graves.
“Meeting” some of the great personalities in the Cemetery.
A hideout used by Jewish children to escape the Nazis.
The Umschlagplatz. Between 250,000 & 300,000 Jews were relocated from Warsaw to Treblinka from this spot.
It rained while we were in the Cemetery and as we gathered on the umschlagplatz…as we stood at Mila 18, the last stand of the Warsaw ghetto uprising…we got a smile from above as a beautiful rainbow appeared!
The last seder in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Dinner at the Novotel…pretty fancy all considered.
Discussion after dinner…who knew that some people concider “eating” their favorite hobby!