Photo above of Karen Pollock of the Holocaust Educational Trust and myself in the old Jewish cemetery.
In Auschwitz at the old Jewish cemetery.
At the start of the war 58% of the population in Auschwitz were Jewish - rapidly, they all disappeared. What did the other 42% think was happening? Why were they so silent?
The Nazis then destroyed the cemetery, which in itself was symbolic, as in Judaism death is regarded as part of the cycle of life.
The Nazis then lined the streets with the gravestones.
No Jews live here now. The cemetery is locked overnight, since two swastikas were painted on the cemetery walls.
"Hearing is not like seeing" - Rabbi Barry Marcus