Going on the March of the Living a few months ago was not an option, it was a responsibility. I went because I had to. I had to walk into Auschwitz and feel the pain and suffering. I had to go to Poland without the comfort of my family or friends. I had to see the raw anguish without any candy-coating. There is no history book or video that can overpower you with all of your emotions at once. From anger, to sadness, to pride, it is all there.
The March of the Living is a life-changing trip that takes you to Poland and Israel where you stand witness to Jewish history, the struggle with Jewish identity today, and get a chance to think about the Jewish future. In Poland you see the atrocities and hear the stories of life before the Holocaust.
From rancid meat to whippings to piles of the dead. We heard it all. And after every story he would apologize for having to tell us about such scary things.