By Mel Pearlman

Pilgrimage to Poland - Part 7


August 11, 2023

The next day our positive energy experienced on the March of the Living quickly dissipated as we arrived at the site where an estimated 800 Jewish children are buried in a mass grave in the Zbylitowska Góra Forest.

The gravesite is located deep in the forest on the outskirts of the Polish village of Tarnow, which also once included a sizable Jewish community. The site was only discovered after the war.

According to our guide and my own research, these Jewish children, many of whom were outed by their non-Jewish neighbors, were taken from the town in trucks to an isolated area in the forest. So...

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