I had the opportunity to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau during my press trip to Poland with Poland Travel.
Forever let this place be a cry of despair and a warning to humanity.
I first learned about the Holocaust by reading The Diary of Anne Frank during elementary school. At that time I had stacks of diaries that I poured my secrets into and guarded with my life. So I could relate to the comfort that Anne found through the process of writing her thoughts down, as well as her teenage confusion, optimism and desires. I read everything I could about her, her family and what ultimately caused their deaths. I even dressed like her to give an oral book report for reading class.