A diary from Auschwitz

28.01.2014                      27.Schwat.5774

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A diary from Auschwitz

“You’re cold, but imagine, people walked further than this in tattered pajamas,” a haredi reporter points out to me.

Sunday, January 26, 7 p.m.
I’m not leaving the house for almost eight hours, but my bag is already packed and I already have a pit in my stomach. To say I’m terrified of visiting Auschwitz tomorrow seems to belittle the actual terrors that took place there, but I’m still very nervous. People keep saying it’ll be an unforgettable experience, but I don’t know how I’ll be able to balance the strong emotions I’ll surely feel while I’m there with the need to take notes, ask intelligent questions and be generally professional….