By Mel Pearlman

Pilgrimage to Poland - Part 6


If weather can ever be a metaphor for emotion and feelings it certainly was so on the two days we visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camps.

On the first day, the weather was cold, damp, rainy and overall bleak. It mirrored perfectly the despondent, depressed and mournful emotions of remembering the Jewish victims of the most horrific attempt, and successful genocide of more than one third of the global and ninety percent of the European Jewish population.

Our second day visit started out with a tour of the Krakow ghetto, established by the Nazis in 1941, where approximately 20,000 Je...

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