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Alice Abroad: The Road from Chelmno

December 22, 2011

Today in Poland — long road trip to Chelmno, where 300,000 people died by being driven on “gas vans”. They were loaded naked into these vans, 60 at a time, and driven 4 km down a road while fumes were pumped into the van to kill them. There bodies were dumped in mass graves. They used 16 of these vans running constantly to murder that many people. It defies explanation.

The second part of the day, though, was much more upbeat — meeting with survivors who were all children during the Holocaust. They were awesome! I will tell more about them soon. Thanks again for following this journey!

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