Never Forget: Teen Remembers the Holocaust
Published May 17, 2010
Eli Seidman is a junior at Springfield High School.
On Jan. 25, I left the United States to begin a semester abroad in Israel as part of the Eisendrath International Exchange. With 70 other high school students from across the country, my assignment was to study Hebrew and Jewish history in addition to taking regular high school classes.
The four-month program included a weeklong trip to Poland. When I signed up, I did not give that trip much thought.
As it turned out, that week would leave a lasting impression on me.
The purpose of the trip to Poland was to visit historical sites and learn about the Holocaust. I had studied the Holocaust before, but nothing could prepare me for seeing the evidence firsthand.