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Alice Abroad: Experiencing Belzec

December 25, 2011

I feel a little conflicted about posting an update on Christmas Day, but I will trust you to read this when it’s right for you. Yesterday we went to the most amazing memorial I’ve ever seen — at Belzec. Just a few short years ago, the site where over 600,000 Jews were killed over just 9 months time (that’s 2500 per day), people were seen regularly digging into the mass grave with shovels, hoping to find jewelry or other valuables on the corpses — there was no preservation or memorial in place. Then the USHMM and the Polish governnment partnered to create the most beautiful memorial on about 10 acres of the site. It rivals any memorial you’ve ever seen in the world!

This is one view of the Belzec memorial installation. This granite wall here is about 5 stories tall.

 

Engraved scripture: “EARTH DO NOT COVER MY BLOOD, LET THERE BE NO RESTING PLACE FOR MY OUTCRY” Job 16:18

 

 

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