Standing outside Schindler's factory today, we were brought back to the theme of "choices" that we had previously discussed in our pre-departure sessions in Johannesburg. Take a man like Oscar Schindler, who was at one point a perpetrator in the Holocaust. He then made a choice to save Jews by giving them a place to work in his factory.
As we stood outside Schindler's factory, we listened to Kim (our Madirachah) speak about how her grandfather and great-uncle were saved by Oscar Schindler. As Kim told us this story, I was feeling inspired and felt a sense of hope. How Schindler was once a perpetrator and he became a righteous gentile. If it wasn't for Oscar's choice to save those 1000 Jews that he saved, we would not have been standing outside listening to Kim tell her story - she would not be here. I realized today how important our choices are and how they don't only effect the present moment. They have an effect on the future