Time of year
We got here together with a guided group we joined for this occasion. Half an hour from our hotel. This place is really impressive. Total silence, no any noise but the wind. Important to be here.
We must never forget. The visit makes you realise the enormity of the holocaust. There is a small museum and the numbered plinths around the site really bring it home. It's well worth a visit.
Quiet and peaceful. Time of reflection of the horrors that had occurred here. We must never forget. Only seven miles from the city.
Walking through the forest with my family, 3rd and 4th generation of holocaust survivors, looking at the murder pits, seeing our shadows against the pit, all while hearing the trains whistle in the background sent shivers down my spine. Never forget!
My husband had suggested we visit here whilst we were staying in Vilnius old town so we could appreciate what atrocities occurred within the walls of the buildings we were looking at and to pay our respects. We took the train from the city and exited at a tiny train station in…