Maryna Dmytruk and Oleksandr Seleskerov have shared their impressions on the events of the 5th day of Ukrainian-Polish youth exchange
Maryna Dmytruk and Oleksandr Seleskerov have shared their impressions on the events of the 5th day of Ukrainian-Polish youth exchange:
‘Having expected a fascinating day, we have spent it full of sensitive and interesting events. Our team has visited several sights and historical monuments of Poland. After breakfast we went to Wadowice to the museum devoted to life of Pope John Paul II – a person recognized worldwide for his good deals, good thoughts as well as thorough help and support he has been offering to people. We have visited the museum – Family home of John Paul II which keeps a story of his lifetime. Pope’s vital principles and the opened mind, the number of countries, which he has visited to help people to solve their problems and to teach them to be stronger, impressed us the most. ‘I beg you! Never, never lose hope, have no doubts, never weary, and never be discouraged. Do not be afraid’ – these words inspired many people around the world.
In the afternoon we went to the world’s most famous concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. The word ‘Auschwitz’ in people’s minds is a quintessential symbol of evil, horror and death. When we saw a huge room filled with glasses, thousands pairs of shoes, tones of hair and children’s things, we felt emptiness inside that touches soul deeply. Auschwitz is a place of evil and cruel inhumanity.
At the end of the day we shared impressions and our opinion of what we have seen, and the expression ‘Never again’ has obtained even deeper meaning than before’.
Written by Maryna Dmytruk and Oleksandr Seleskerov