Today we had the opportunity to visit the Jewish cemetery. Not many people get to do this and we were very fortunate that our guide had the means and trust of the Jewish community to be able to show us this treasure. When first entering it felt like a different world; It was very peaceful with trees and stone pathways. However, once I started to look at the tombstones I started to see the damage.
This relates to my topic because the lengths that the Jewish community are going through to preserve what is left of the tombstones is amazing. During World War II the Nazis destroyed the tombstones that were there. There was one that was still standing that had a bullet hole through it. This shows me the negative feelings the Jews of Lublin had for the Nazis; which of course they have every right to feel that way.