SarajevoWars never end. This idea was very evident today as we visited the tunnel that was dug under the city of Sarajevo. Our guide was a 17 year old Bosnian soldier during the siege of Sarajevo. He is still in pain and told his story from that perspective. His perspective in blaming the Serbs for the war was very upsetting to our colleagues from Serbia. We had a moving discussion about their feelings and the idea of collective guilt. It was uncomfortable to witness the lingering pain of the Bosnian war but a valuable lesson in humanity.
ViennaIn Vienna I had the great honor to meet two incredible ladies. Lilli and Charlotte live in Vienna and shared their lives and family history with us. We not only learned about their lives during World War II but the beautiful lives they built after the war. We not only shared lunch with Lilli and Charlotte, but we also shared Shabbat services and dinner with them. It was an inspirational experience that I will never forget