Near the town of Zbylitowska Gora in the forest of Buczyna a killing gorge. On the outskirts of a tranquil village, within a beautiful, flourishing, green forest, utilizing the last light of day before sunset, we visit a location where the Germans gave the orders and the Ukrainians opened fire. About 6,000 Jews from Tarnow were shot and murdered, or buried alive, on the same day, side by side with their Polish neighbors. Mass graves marked with tombstones and a central monument. In the last light of day we light candles, recite a poem, and continue on. Polands earth is strewn with mass graves.
Again our thoughts are with Grandmother Shoshanas family. Rumor says they were deported to Auschwitz but we have no evidence. We tried to discover their fate through the Red Cross Tracing Services in Arolson Germany with no success. Did they really make it to Auschwitz? Were they not killed on the way, perhaps in a mass grave like this one? Which option is better? Which to hope for? The thoughts are gnawing at us. Every tragic-historical location we arrive to we think, perhaps they too were here? The weather in Poland is clear, the beginning of summer and everything is blossoming, but we feel as though we were under a dark black cloud and it is difficult to become free of it.
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