Hello everyone! Oh my, I don’t even know where to begin. These past two and a half weeks have been so incredible, and there’s honestly not enough words to describe everything I’ve experienced. So, without making this post too long, here is a recap of my backpacking adventures!
After leaving Berlin, Alexa and I made our way to Poland. There, we had an emotionally exhausting but worthwhile time as we visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial. The weather was terrible: it was windy and hailing the entire time, but that made for a realistic experience of the atrocities that took place. We were led through the housing (if you can even call it that), the bathroom facilities, and the gas chambers. It is difficult to compose exactly what I felt walking through, but seeing the piles of shoes, luggage, and women’s hair barely scratched the surface of the suffering that the Jews and other minorities underwent. It was an experience I will never forget.
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