Memories: Travel and Otherwise

By | April 19, 2012

in which we briefly return to this blog’s origins as a travel blog inspired by Yom HaShoah

I reread some of the posts from my Holocaust summer that included Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Terezin, among others. I learned so much that summer, but I was also saturated. After doing Poland, I couldn’t do the Berlin memorial. One day, I’ll do the DC one. Almost feel due, in an odd sense.

The camps were really the final determinant in the Israel trip. Somehow I don’t have a single photo of Yad VaShem. Not sure how that happened. Holocaust has always been moving to me, and I look at the news and I realize not a damn thing has changed. It may not be European Jews, but it’s in Rwanda, Cambodia, Sudan, etc.

One day we’ll learn. I hope it’s not too late.

Yom HaShoah also inspired these two collages:

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