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Hate and Ignorance Bred Racism

Ceci W. is a sophomore majoring in human rights and business and minoring in Chinese: I was on the phone with my sister today talking about my experience of the trip so far and she asked how I was doing. … Continue reading

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Never Forget Treblinka

Neha H. is a sophomore majoring in human rights and marketing: The concept of a death factory really disturbs me. To think the sole purpose of the site is to rapidly commit mass murder is a concept I cannot wrap … Continue reading

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Never Again?

Rachel M. is a senior majoring in environmental engineering and minoring in global development: After Treblinka we traveled an hour and a half to the town of Jedwabne. Unlike the previous two memorials, this small memorial is dedicated to the … Continue reading

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Silence is Deafening

Rachel M. is a senior majoring in environmental engineering and minoring in global development: One of the commandants of the Treblinka death camp, Frank Stangl, was charged with murdering about 970,000 people after being caught in Brazil after the war. … Continue reading

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Mass Graves

From Allison R.: Today has been a difficult and overwhelming day for me. We visited four sites, three of which are interconnected in a sick and devastating way. I would simply like to share this one image with you. This … Continue reading

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Jedwabne: Neighbors Turned on Neighbors

From Allison R.: It was 2:00 in the afternoon. We arrived in Jedwabne, a very small town about two hours northeast of Warsaw. Our bus couldn’t fit down the road that would lead us to the next site we would … Continue reading

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Solidarity Square

From Allison R: “And I cry, I who am a Son of the land of Poland and who am also Pope John Paul II. I cry from all the depths of this Millennium, I cry on the vigil of Pentecost, … Continue reading

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This Place is So Sad

Rosa P. is an M.B.A. student at SMU’s Cox School of Business: My second day at Treblinka and Jedwabne was as hard as the first visit. In some way in the morning, I was confident that my second day would … Continue reading

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Conditions at Stutthof

Neha H. is a sophomore majoring in human rights and marketing:  When I found out I’d be able to go on the Embrey Human Rights trip to Poland, I immediately began to prepare myself mentally for what I would witness. … Continue reading

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Nothing Can Prepare

Ceci W. is a sophomore majoring in human rights and business and minoring in Chinese: After about three days of touring Poland, two of which were mainly about visiting Holocaust death camps, I am admittedly a little worn out emotionally. … Continue reading

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