The Joy of a Reform Shabbat in Krakow

This Friday groups 3 and 4 experienced the highest highs and the lowest lows. The lowest lows were felt when the group went to Aushwitz-Birkenau. This is the world’s largest crematory. The ashes of 1.2 to 1.5 human being lie here. A visit to Auschwitz is a sobering lesson of the potential for cruelty that can lurk in the human soul. A visit to Auschwitz is also an inspiring opportunity to encounter the stories of survivors who refused to surrender their dignity, their morality and encouraged others to survive if only to be able to tell the tale of survival against all odds.