Preparing for the Trip

Suggested Books:

  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Survival in Auschwitz by Primo Levi
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  • The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Edith Hahn Beer
  • Sophie’s Choice by William Styron
  • The Upstairs Room by Johanna Reiss
  • Alicia by Alicia Appleman-Jurman
  • The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal

Suggested Films:

  • Schindler’s List
  • The Pianist
  • Anne Frank: The Whole Story
  • Uprising
  • Escape from Sobibor
  • Defiance
  • Judgment at Nuremberg

Recent Posts

Ode to Poland, 2017

Poem created by participants on the 2017 March of the Living

Poland was a roller coaster of emotions
Eye opening

Paradigm shifting and revengeful

We’re still here

Life changing

My eyes and heart have been opened through an amazingly journey with incredible people

Connections that will last a lifetime
Experiences that have forever shaped us

It became real when I saw the scratches on the walls of the gas chambers

My family history

The human race is baffling

A life changing experience

The best revenge is a navy Porsche


Life changing

Eye opening and insightful

United and empowering

We’re still living

A life changing experience

We triumphed

Polin here I rest. We rested for 800 years then our world was destroyed. We burn bright. We rise.

Poland is booming

My bucket list is great. Rypin #1

Beautiful country and cosmopolitan city

There is so much missing

I am a man of all weather

Eye opening experience that emphasizes the importance of being Jewish

Emotional and sobering

From sadness of the tragedies to proudness of being a Jew

Sad yet necessary. We will never forget