Posts Tagged ‘Block 27’

Talking through what’s taboo: how I uncovered my family history

By Alexandra Levine I was physically and mentally exhausted. We had walked much of Kraków that day, and we were off to Auschwitz the next. I sank into the red sofa in the hotel lobby and as soon as I got back on Wi-Fi, I found a jarring text message from my Mom. “You do […]


On the outside looking in

By Laura Smith Early on, the FASPE faculty urged us not to have expectations about our reactions to Auschwitz—and despite all their urging, we often had expectations. In some ways, my expectations were met: I expected to feel and mostly did feel incomprehension and blankness. I think this is reasonable. I don’t think anyone can […]