TRACING HISTORY, IN MEMORY
Travels in Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Poland expanded my knowledge in Holocaust studies and fostered my deep passion for human rights.
How Could Humans Commit Such Atrocity Upon Other Humans?
Through extensively researching the Holocaust in the eighth grade for my National History Day project, my fascination with the topic grew. I still had so many questions unanswered. I was curious to dig deeper and deeper.
As an opportunity to travel to Europe in spring of 2016 arose, my family and I decided to dedicate this vacation predominantly to a Holocaust theme. We would be tracing the footsteps of history and stepping on the very grounds of massacre and tragedy.
I begin the trip with a deep desperation to understand how can the world remain silent as these atrocities perpetuated, but I realized that it was merely my misconception. Through this trip I discovered the many inspirational stories of righteous people, neighbors, groups, communities, businesses, and countries who stood up and helped. This motivated me always to speak up when I see things wrong.