Following the campaign in Poland in May / June 2010. Photography & Editing - Igal Morag.
The Holocaust is discussed and presented from every possible direction, trying to illuminate it in a new light, and yet - the journey is in the heart of the scene leaving it hard to pass over lightly, and the scenes seem to faze, I'll try to share the scenes with you with my camera. Beyond the sights, and beyond anything we knew, it's amazing that almost every city and town in Poland has traces of Jewish life, and in many of them the Jewish community was dominant.
One of the things that caught my eye is the incomprehensible conflict between the green and pastoral landscape of Poland, and the factories of death that were established in it. Treblinka death camp planted in the heart of the green forest that surrounds it on all sides.
Treblinka - distinct from all other camps, doesn’t keep remains of the camp, there are no barracks, no gases and incinerators, (everything was destroyed towards the end of the war, both by the revolt of prisoners, and by the Nazis which erased all the evidences when they saw the end of the war was near ). Here are planted 17 000 stones that represent the communities where the populations have been destroyed...
The silent stones of no less than a cry of gas showers or crematoria in the other camps, and my heart repeated the song (very properly here): "There are people with hearts of stone, there are stones with a human heart"... קבר אחים
Even entering the gates of Auschwitz we’ll find that the entire camp, still stands, surrounded by lush greenery, and wrapped in a thick forest.
Even the nearby Birkenau camp is a similar picture - all surrounded by lush greenery, and around definitions - a real forest, and inside it were destroyed and burned millions.
On a hill beside the road, not far from Cracow, headed by an impressive monument standing today, there was the detention camp during the war.
And when you're standing here, between the fences, and feeling the cold porcelain-insulated, you feel a chill that flows the length of the thread of your.spine as if it were an electric shock In Maydanek were found wooden fence posts, barbed wire taut wires criss-cross, and that performance is not polished, they were reestablished for about seventy years, and seems to hold many more years And in all places, that green views
Auschwitz and Birkenau, the fence posts made of concrete while the wires tightly for the most part, and the atmosphere of the prison and the siege accompanies you wherever you go.
General views of the cemetery drowning in green forest As an evidence of Jewish communities there are ancient cemeteries, for decades and centuries, were buried here Jews, many cemeteries were destroyed in the Holocaust, and lack of treatment increased their forests. But some of them located in the well still keep their traces, so future generations will know where we came from!? Let's start with the cemetery in Warsaw, that almost was not damaged in the war.
"Mausoleum" in miniature (the whole) that attracts enthusiastic followers.A magnificent tomb structure with a "sarcophagus" decorated (style Roman / Byzantine). The wealth of the community of Warsaw can be learned from the magnificent tombs
And here's elaborate tomb Marcel YL Peretz and authorship.And here: Up - Polish name down - in Yiddish - Mama EstherInteresting to observe what is written in Hebrew, and we recommend to read the texts
And for me - it does not seem like this statement expresses what the Holocaust is! Monuments and references to events of the Holocaust Janusz Korczak and his proteges After the Holocaust were added to cemeteries distinguishing characteristics, such as "walls“ with shattered tombstones found there.
In front of the whole wall few monuments, through the fracture we can look inside, where the original cemetery drowned into the dark wood. We have a wall built from the remains of shattered tombstones all collected around and brought here. Kazimiis Dolna - a picturesque town somewhere not far from Krakow, and it turns out that there existed a significant Jewish community, an important cemetery was destroyed in the Holocaust and some remains were rehabilitated.
A view at the wall of fragments from the tombstones.
And contrast - the main synagogue - destroyed and buried under the tower's innovative Peugeot Warsaw - the Old Synagogue (Nozyk) and the Magnificent - live, exist and function today. Another issue that demonstrates the disappearance of Polish Jewry (rich material and spiritual alike). The remains of synagogues are now visited almost exclusively by tourists of all parts of the world.
Tykocin's synagogue was built in 1642 and was mostly destroyed by the Nazis in 1941 but was rebuilt and beautifully restored between the years 1974 and 1978.
In Bialystok there is a very beautiful building, that served as a synagogue from 1890 to 1941, but is now used for other purposes.
We could go on and on, go back and show the aftermath of the "Holocaust", which exterminated six millions of our people, but the remains of their heritage mighty still exist throughout Europe, and continue to tell the story of the rich materially and spiritually Judaism.