We made a trek out to the Jewish Cemetery located in the woods outside of the city of Trebon. Our colleague Jan directed us to its location on the map. We headed out there on Saturday after enjoying the Roenberg Fish Harvest. It was late in the afternoon; the long rays of the sun shown brightly through trees of the forest as we drove down a quiet dirt road to the cemetery.
Upon looking inside, one can barely encompass the horrors that happened here during the Nazi occupation. All of the grave stones were gone; completely destroyed (pulverized) in Hitler's attempt to obliterate the Jews. Some new stones have been added in the front rows of graves by donations from around the world. There is also a monument (all new) in the center of the cemetery. But all of the stones in the back were gone and not replaced, for some reason.
The moving visit breathed a poem that welled up inside of Neil...
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