An update from Adele, a senior sociology major with minors in history and human rights:
Unfortunately, as we make our way through Latvia, I have become sick. It might be just a bug or something, but I had to stay behind at the hotel in Liepaja for the day. The others went to visit Liepaja killing sites, including Skede, where several infamous pictures were taken. I hear that their local guide for the day is the daughter of the man who actually found the photos while working as a prisoner at a concentration camp.
Also, our guide Iga (I can’t believe I haven’t said much about her because she is so amazing) is the daughter of a man who saved Jews in Lithuania during the war. In fact, her grandmother began hiding people, and the rest of her family participated at great risk.