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Kaddish

Judy Csillag shares a photograph taken by her brother Ron with Convivium viewers and reveals how a place of deep suffering can become holy ground.

Topics: Reflections, Sacred Spaces, Photography

Looking at this picture you may be asking yourself, "How has a death camp that murdered approximately 1.6 million Jews could be a sacred space?"

As a child of two Holocaust survivors, it is the cemetery where most of my family was exterminated. When I went to Auschwitz last year, I realized that this is holy ground where I can feel the souls of my ancestors.

Under clear blue skies standing next to the crematorium, I could finally say Kaddish (prayer for the dead) for them.

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