Hello blog readers! It’s hard to believe that two weeks ago I was on a flight back to Charlotte from Poland! I was working on a personal photo album of all my pictures from the trip and reflecting on all the good times I had there. I thought it would be necessary to share a few of the photos from the last part of my trip..
As stated in one of my earlier posts, our visit to Auschwitz was something I will never forget. The first photo is the electrical fence surrounding the camp. As you can see, there are two rows of the fence, making it practically impossible for prisoners to escape. It most have been so depressing for the prisoners to literally look through the fence and see that freedom was just on the other side.
This second photo from Auschwitz is a gravestone as a reminder that this place is to be a memorial for the millions of people who were murdered. This gravestone was written in many languages to reach out to people all across the world. Needless to say, when our group reached the spot in the camp with this memorial site, we were all speechless as we remembered the lives that were lost in this camp and all across Europe.
This final photo is of one of our last days on the trip when we had lunch with university students in Warsaw. They were extremely hospitable and even took us on a tour around the city even though they were only required to eat lunch with us! It was fun to get to see th city from a university student point of view because we were able to visit historical places that are well visited by the younger generation of the country. And, of course, it was nice to have tour guides our age that spoke Polish just in case we got lost!
I am still so grateful I had the chance to go on this study tour. I have made new friends and new memories that I will remember forever!