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Holocaust education trips turned into volunteer programs for Ukrainian refugees (JPOST)

Gap year students at Midreshet AMIT in Jerusalem could never have imagined how their Holocaust education trip to Poland would unfold. The journey, which began with a visit to the death camps, ended with a large-scale mobilization of the students to aid the desperate Ukrainian refugees arriving in Poland in front of their eyes.

The 34 students from the US and Canada, who are combining Torah studies with volunteering at AMIT’s Frisch Bet HaYeled children’s home in Gilo, arrived in Poland with their program director Ilana Gotlieb.

Their trip began as planned with an overview of Jewish life in Poland before the war, visits to some of the key sites including Auschwitz-Birkenau and Treblinka, the prewar Lublin Yeshiva and the Warsaw Ghetto, and it also covered modern Polish Jewry and the connection to the State of Israel.

Read the full article at: https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/article-701428