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Always remember. Never forget.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/israelife/item/making_a_vow_to_always_remember_and_never_forget_20120418

When reaching the 11th grade here, in Israel, you get a chance to go with your classmates on an eight-day journey to Poland, partially sponsored by school. This journey follows the years of the Holocaust, and is an opportunity for a different way of learning about the worst time of the Jewish people.
I boarded the plane in the summer of 2007, along with 120 11th graders from my school and several teachers, feeling like I could have done many better things with myself this week. I started writing a journal, hoping to come to great realization, but found myself being rather cynical at first. This cynicism gradually turned into many serious realizations and ended with great appreciation.
For this year's Israeli Holocaust Day, which is this mentioned tomorrow, I translated my journal to English for you to read.

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