German SIG #Germany New York Times Travel Section "On the Way to Auschwitz I Found 'Heil Hitler' Signs for Sale" #germany

JewishGen German Research Division Coordinator

Encounters with aiti-semitism during family history travel in Europe,
especially Poland, are described in this current New York Times article.

"I was traveling through Germany and Poland with the Fellowships at
Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics, a program that looks
at the role of journalists, lawyers, doctors, business people and
religious leaders in the Holocaust. Following several days of study in
Berlin and Krakow, we had spent the morning exploring Kazimierz before
a drive to Auschwitz and Birkenau, the Nazi concentration and death
camps. A few of us were grabbing lunch for the road when we noticed
the "Heil Hitler" signs for sale and, keeping with the themes of our
trip, began debating the ethical questions they raised."

Cited by GerSIG Moderator

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