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March of the Living 2004
through the lense of Toronto, Canadian participant
Shai Spetgang
Shai.Spetgang@gmail.com
A timeless march
The reflection of the row of Israeli flags
leading the Canadian contingent on The
March of the Living fro...
These shoes were made for walking
and that's what they should have done
Part of the 800,000 pairs of shoes held
in three b...
The depth of destruction
A sample barrack at Majdanek.
Majdanek, Lublin, Poland, April 8, 1994
‫ג‬
Not just another tombstone in the wall
The first image that one sees from the
gates of the Warsaw Jewish Cemetery.
Warsaw,...
Pandora's Barrack
The lock that remains on Majdanek's
first barrack.
Majdanek, Lublin, Poland, April 8, 1994
‫ה‬
Cycle of Destruction I - The Undressing Room
Part of the wall in section one of
Majdanek's first gas chamber.
Majdanek, Lu...
Cycle of Destruction II - Shower Room
Part of the real shower room.
Majdanek, Lublin, Poland, April 8, 1994
‫ז‬
Cycle of Destruction III – Death
The Gas Chamber.
The blue hue (ceiling) is all that remains
of the Zyclone-B gas that sto...
Found separately and symbolically put together
Majdanek, Lublin, Poland, April 8, 1994
‫ט‬
Then, a quick death from Zyclone-B,
today a slow one from pollution
Majdanek and Lublin.
Majdanek, Lublin, Poland, April 8...
Did these tracks take my
grandparents away?
In many parts of the city, trolley tracks
stand as remnants of the network whi...
Where Majdanek meets someone's back yard
Today houses come right up to the fence
of this death camp.
Majdanek, Lublin, Pol...
Crooked parallelism
What remains of Nazi efficiency.
Planks of wood strewn next to
"Shower Room II".
Majdanek, Lublin, Pol...
Renovated Jewish light in Warsaw
Inside the newly renovated and only
remaining synagogue in Warsaw;
The Nozyk synagogue.
W...
The flight of life
A crane flying free in the Golan Heights.
Remains of a Syrian barrack lie below.
The Golan Heights, Apr...
The flow of Water
A Roman aqueduct next to a modern day amphitheatre at the
Ghetto Fighters‘ Kibbutz in Northern Israel.
H...
Into the Light
The Valley of the communities at Yad Vashem.
Part of the memorial to the 5,000 Jewish
Communities that were...
Ready to come full circle
The Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C., U.S.A., May 23, 1994
‫צ‬
Poised to build on the past
A bird on a nail at the Western Wall.
Coming full circle for peace in troubled times.
The West...
Bringing the pulse of the past into the future
Treblinka, where nothing remains, but
the future. Stones of various sizes h...
This is who we are
The Ontario contingent of the March of
the Living, 150 strong.
Majdanek, Lublin, Poland, April 8, 1994
...
‫ת‬
Passing the Torch
Robert Weiss, Z"L, a Holocaust Survivor accompanied the
Toronto contingent of the March of the Livin...
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March of the Living 2004
through the lense of a Toronto, Canadian participant
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The reflection of the row of Israeli flags
leading the Canadian contingent on The
March of the Living from Auschwitz to
Birkenau.
Auschwitz, Poland,

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  1. 1. March of the Living 2004 through the lense of Toronto, Canadian participant Shai Spetgang Shai.Spetgang@gmail.com
  2. 2. A timeless march The reflection of the row of Israeli flags leading the Canadian contingent on The March of the Living from Auschwitz to Birkenau. Auschwitz, Poland, April 7, 1994 (Yom Hashoah) ‫א‬
  3. 3. These shoes were made for walking and that's what they should have done Part of the 800,000 pairs of shoes held in three barracks. Majdanek, Lublin, Poland, April 8, 1994 ‫ב‬
  4. 4. The depth of destruction A sample barrack at Majdanek. Majdanek, Lublin, Poland, April 8, 1994 ‫ג‬
  5. 5. Not just another tombstone in the wall The first image that one sees from the gates of the Warsaw Jewish Cemetery. Warsaw, Poland, April 5, 1994 ‫ד‬
  6. 6. Pandora's Barrack The lock that remains on Majdanek's first barrack. Majdanek, Lublin, Poland, April 8, 1994 ‫ה‬
  7. 7. Cycle of Destruction I - The Undressing Room Part of the wall in section one of Majdanek's first gas chamber. Majdanek, Lublin, Poland, April 8, 1994 ‫ו‬
  8. 8. Cycle of Destruction II - Shower Room Part of the real shower room. Majdanek, Lublin, Poland, April 8, 1994 ‫ז‬
  9. 9. Cycle of Destruction III – Death The Gas Chamber. The blue hue (ceiling) is all that remains of the Zyclone-B gas that stole thousands' last breath. Majdanek, Lublin, Poland, April 8, 1994 ‫ח‬
  10. 10. Found separately and symbolically put together Majdanek, Lublin, Poland, April 8, 1994 ‫ט‬
  11. 11. Then, a quick death from Zyclone-B, today a slow one from pollution Majdanek and Lublin. Majdanek, Lublin, Poland, April 8, 1994 ‫י‬
  12. 12. Did these tracks take my grandparents away? In many parts of the city, trolley tracks stand as remnants of the network which shipped human beings to the death camps. A view of modern day Warsaw. Warsaw, Poland, April 10, 1994 ‫כ‬
  13. 13. Where Majdanek meets someone's back yard Today houses come right up to the fence of this death camp. Majdanek, Lublin, Poland, April 8, 1994 ‫ל‬
  14. 14. Crooked parallelism What remains of Nazi efficiency. Planks of wood strewn next to "Shower Room II". Majdanek, Lublin, Poland, April 8, 1994 ‫מ‬
  15. 15. Renovated Jewish light in Warsaw Inside the newly renovated and only remaining synagogue in Warsaw; The Nozyk synagogue. Warsaw, Poland, April 10, 1994 ‫נ‬
  16. 16. The flight of life A crane flying free in the Golan Heights. Remains of a Syrian barrack lie below. The Golan Heights, April 11, 1994 ‫ס‬
  17. 17. The flow of Water A Roman aqueduct next to a modern day amphitheatre at the Ghetto Fighters‘ Kibbutz in Northern Israel. Haifa, a port city, watches from a distance. Ghetto Fighters' Kibbutz, Israel, April 11, 1994 ‫ע‬
  18. 18. Into the Light The Valley of the communities at Yad Vashem. Part of the memorial to the 5,000 Jewish Communities that were destroyed during the Holocaust in Europe. Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel, April 17, 1994 ‫פ‬
  19. 19. Ready to come full circle The Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C., U.S.A., May 23, 1994 ‫צ‬
  20. 20. Poised to build on the past A bird on a nail at the Western Wall. Coming full circle for peace in troubled times. The Western Wall, Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, April 12, 1994 ‫ק‬
  21. 21. Bringing the pulse of the past into the future Treblinka, where nothing remains, but the future. Stones of various sizes have been erected to symbolize the destroyed Jewish Communities of Europe. Treblinka, Poland, April 10, 1994 ‫ר‬
  22. 22. This is who we are The Ontario contingent of the March of the Living, 150 strong. Majdanek, Lublin, Poland, April 8, 1994 ‫ש‬
  23. 23. ‫ת‬ Passing the Torch Robert Weiss, Z"L, a Holocaust Survivor accompanied the Toronto contingent of the March of the Living, 1994. Toronto, Canada, August 1996 The Hebrew Alphabet is now complete. Thank-you for taking this journey.
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