Non-Jews moved by Auschwitz

By Jessica Ware, August 8, 2008

Over 40 police officers, ambulance and hospital personnel were taken to Auschwitz and Krakow last week on the second educational visit organised by Hatzolah, the volunteer emergency medical service assisting the Stamford Hill community.

Their itinerary took in the death camp site, the Jewish quarter in Krakow and the Galicia Jewish Museum.

"As always, people who go there have an interest in the topic but ultimately, seeing is believing," said Hatzolah's Chuni Kahan. "Everybody was visibly moved."

Hatzolah defrayed the cost through supporters' donations. Such is the interest from non-Jews that a third Auschwitz trip is under consideration.

Last updated: 2:10pm, August 7 2008