Thursday, July 12, 2012
July 11 Afternoon was all about testimonies. We heard from 4 survivors all with different stories from being hidden in a convent for several years, to a woman Ava who is a Schindler Jew. Her stories of luck and circumstances were riveting . she had an encounter with Ameon Goetz who found her in this bathtub because her mother ( who was a favored servant due to her ironing abilities) brought her into Goetz villa when he was not there- but like a movie he came back early. For some unknown reason he was amused and neither Ava nor her mother suffered for this. Her testimony can be found on Yad Vashem web site. The evening we were treated to a tour of the underground tunnels under the Kotel wall. It was very interesting and daunting as we saw one of the largest cut stones in the world which weighs (1 stone) the same as several 747 jets. How they moved it remains a mystery, We walked the aqueducts which brought water to the city, and saw a model as to what the city at the time of the 2nd temple looked like . Once we returned several of my new friends and I had a pot luck dinner on the terrace. I am saying hello to Michelle's daughter who I understand is following me!!! thanks.