COLOSSIANS 4:3-4

"AT THE SAME TIME, PRAY ALSO FOR US, THAT GOD MAY OPEN TO US A DOOR FOR THE WORD, TO DECLARE THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST...THAT I MAY MAKE IT CLEAR..." COLOSSIANS 4:3-4

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Jews


I knew when we came here that WWII had been fought all over Poland and in surrounding countries. What I didn't realize or think about the number of Jews and Jewish things that would be around. I think I have mentioned before that our church is in the middle of a historic Jewish Ghetto. We are just a few miles from Oscar Schindler's textile factory and where many of the scenes from the movie Schindler's List were shot and actually took place in real life. A few weeks ago it was the anniversary of the liquidation of the Jews from the Ghetto to the concentration camp. In memory, many many Jews and other people walked the long walk from where they lined up for roll call, past what is left of the Ghetto wall and down to the area where the concentration Płaszów (Pwa-shoov) camp was located. Our family along with our pastor and another colleague family walked with them. It was quite solemn. Here are a few pics from that day.
The beginning of the march.



This man was reading something in Hebrew.
Flowers at the wall.

Another part of the Ghetto wall that remains.

Amon Göth's house...the commandant
From this balcony he would shoot and kill prisoners in Płaszów.
Looking from the house over the concentration camp.
This is an area where people were tortured and killed.

Memorial representing the hearts being ripped out of the Jews.

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