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The Auschwitz Pilgrim? –Huffington Post, 5/7/2008

As I mentioned a few days ago, I visited Poland last May, and wrote a couple of travel stories about my time there. I also had personal reasons for making the trip, as my grandparents were originally from Poland, survived World War II and the Holocaust, and eventually rebuilt their lives in the Bronx.

I’m working on a larger piece about all of this, but here’s the start of my thinking, for the Huffington Post, about the day I visited Auschwitz. A few images from Birkenau from that day:

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