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Krepiec Forest

An update from Maggie S., a junior majoring in engineering management, information and systems (EMIS) and pre-med: The location that hit me the hardest was the memorial in the Krepiec Forest. Here the memorial was very simple, just a big … Continue reading

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Only This

Charlotte J. is a graduate student at SMU’s Perkins School of Theology: I am at home now, safe and warm. Yet, the encounters of the Holocaust camps has shut my mouth. I haven’t been able to share with my family … Continue reading

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Unanswered Questions and Banging Doors

Rachel M. is a senior majoring in environmental engineering and minoring in global development: At the Belzec memorial I was interviewed by Gordon, a guy who is filming the entire trip. The interview (remembered to the best of my recollection) … Continue reading

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Empathy

Rachel M. is a senior majoring in environmental engineering and minoring in global development: It seems like every day in Poland is colder than the day before. As everyone slowly piled out of the bus, I pulled out a second … Continue reading

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Auschwitz-Birkenau

Jasmine T. is a senior majoring in political science and statistics: Perhaps this is the most well-known concentration camp in the world. Throughout middle school and high school, this camp was presented as the final stop and death point for … Continue reading

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What About the Children?

Rachel M. is a senior majoring in environmental engineering and minoring in global development: Today my youngest niece turns one year old. When I think about her and my other two nieces, I struggle to understand how a human could … Continue reading

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Holocaust Did Not Succeed

Rosa P. is an M.B.A. student at SMU’s Cox School of Business: Going to Krakow – the Holocaust didn’t succeed. It is Christmas, and even though I missed my family today I am happy because I heard something that gave … Continue reading

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Redemption for Poland?

Ceci W. is a sophomore majoring in human rights and business and minoring in Chinese: As I’ve been in Poland, I’ve developed mixed feelings about this beautiful countryside. On the surface, it is  gorgeous. Large expanses of fields dotted with … Continue reading

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Belzec Museum

Rosa P. is an M.B.A. student at SMU’s Cox School of Business: “Just look the amount of gold that is there!” If there is any place in which I could understand better how the gas chambers worked is here, in … Continue reading

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Thoughts

Charlotte J. is a graduate student at SMU’s Perkins School of Theology: December 19: Today was our first day at the Holocaust camps. I had taken the class Hitler and the Holocaust years ago. While at the camp, my thoughts … Continue reading

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