Photo Story: If Only Each Grave Could Talk

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My visit to Warsaw, Poland, Jewish cemetery, June 19th, 2016. If each grave could talk, what terrible stories it could tell.

In 1000 years, one millennia, the Polish Jews grew into a huge community of 3 million people and along with it built a rich culture that had a profound impact on Poland’s history. When Hitler’s Nazi forces marched into Poland, on September 1st 1939, and occupied the land, they systematically wiped out the entire Polish-Jews population. And with that, 1000 years of Poland’s Jewish history was wiped out by the German Nazis.

Walking though the huge Jewish cemetery in Warsaw is eerie. If only the graves could tell the story of what was and what is. There are more graves there than Jews living in Poland now.

If only each grave could talk and tell us their story.

The plaque at the entrance to the cemetery.
The plaque at the entrance to the cemetery
Cemetery entrance.
Cemetery entrance
The cemetery long wall.
The cemetery long wall
Cemetery map.
Cemetery map
The cemetery story.
The cemetery story
Brothers' grave; 4 such in this cemetery where 25,000 Jews, picked up by the Judenrat and were piled up in the cemetery and buried in mass grave its border is marked by stones with black stripe.
Brothers’ grave; 4 such in this cemetery where 25,000 Jews, picked up by the Judenrat and were piled up in the cemetery and buried in mass grave its border is marked by stones with black stripe.
Brothers' grave-25,000 Jews were buried like this in this cemetery when the Judenrat picked them up in the streets of Warsaw.
Brothers’ grave-25,000 Jews were buried like this in this cemetery when the Judenrat picked them up in the streets of Warsaw
Graves along the cemetery path.
Graves along the cemetery path
View through the Graves along the cemetery path.
Through the Graves along the cemetery path.
A grave with Hebrew writing.
A grave with Hebrew writing
A grave with Jewish symbol.
A grave with Jewish symbol
Graves in the forest.
Graves in the forest.

 

A forest full of graves.
A forest full of graves
A forest full of graves.
A forest full of graves
A row of graves
A row of graves
New headstones
New headstones

 

During the 2006 second Lebanon War, Nurit Greenger, referenced then as the “Accidental Reporter” felt compelled to become an activist. Being an ‘out-of-the-box thinker, Nurit is a passionately committed advocate for Jews, Israel, the United States, and the Free World in general. From Southern California, Nurit serves as a “one-woman Hasbarah army” for Israel who believes that if you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything.