27th Jan

A Photo Journey Through Auschwitz-Birkenau

One of the few requirements I had when we started planning our RTW trip was that I had to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau. I had never been to the Nazi’s largest concentration camp, where 1.2 million Jews were murdered, among them my family. I had to pay my respects and mourn in my own way. We’ve written […]

21st Nov

Shoes on the Danube: A Holocaust Memorial

  While in Budapest, we visited Shoes on the Danube, a powerful Holocaust memorial right on the river. The row of empty shoes are a way to remember the Jews killed by the Hungarian Nazi party, called the Arrow Cross party. 600,000 Hungarian Jews died in the Holocaust. Most were deported to death camps like Auschwitz-Birkenau. […]