Day 5 by Toni Alpert

Krakow

We travelled amongst a hazy crowd, which invited us to the picturesque streets of Krakow. The Krakow ghetto plagued my thoughts. The ghetto praises the likes of Tadeusz Pankiewicz – a pharmacist who risked his life by hiding Jews in his workplace. We all tend to commend those who saved the Jews – β€œThe righteous amongst the nations.” Whilst honouring them various thoughts overwhelmed me. If I were a general resident at the time, would I have risked my life to save others? I would like to think I would, but would I have had the courage. What about now in our era; so many horrendous tragedies are occuring and im doing nothing. The ghetto made me question. The holocaust internationally proposed questionable faith and belief. Many felt furious at God or even denied the very existence. I continue to question my faith in humanity.

 

Toni Alpert

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