Auschwitz Challenge

STAGE 5 - AMSTERDAM III - The Midwife of my Soul: Julius Spier

Dear pilgrim:

A new day in Amsterdam. But I warn it is the last one… and luckily! Your dietician will be glad after your half an hour breakfast with butter bakery so yummy and these jars of jams… Anyway, at the end, life also has these small great pleasures. The walks with your friends, an ice cream in summer with your family, a little silence...the kisses, the petting, the words to you hear and the timeless promises.

 

You are probably thinking that a taxi´s driver doesn't fit with being so romantical...but you are wrong! The drivers have our little heart too.

 

Furthermore, today we’re going to peek out to the crazy and passionate heart of Etty. She was so tempting...but at the same time she was seduced by Julius Spier, who was named “the Midwife of my Soul”. And that is because Julius was a psychologist, friend, confident, partner… in spite of being 24 year older than her.

 

We are convinced that certain people have been sent by God and sometimes they appear in our lives. They are like angels that look after  us because the good God wishes it.

 

And talking about angels, today we have one on our stage: the angel of the Varsovian ghetto! Yes, today we’re going to know a bit more about Irena Sendler, nurse and social worker, four year older than Etty, that managed to save more than 2500 jews from a sure death.

 

There are angels in our life too. Simply, we must be again as children and look as they do it. Can’t you see them in your life?

 

They are there, protecting you. And perhaps I may be one of them...But instead of having wings, I have a taxi.

 

Dear pilgrim, this stage is waiting for us. EUNTES!

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AMSTERDAM

Shall we enjoy our last day in this city where the Etty Hillesum´s diaries started to be written.

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A PILL OF HISTORY

Two youngsters from the diocese’s Youth Ministry delegation help us to understand a bit better the war conflict that defines Etty’s and her contemporaries’ writings.

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GROWING UP WITH ETTY

Biviana Unger, from the “Universidad Pontificia Javeriana de Bogotá”, proposes to us a reflection about how the relationship among Etty and Julius Spier -which wasn’t always easy- helped both to open themselves to an universal love and dedication.

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PRAYERFUL PROPOSAL

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THE CHARACTER OF THE DAY

While the first day we met the “angel from Budapest” -Angel Sanz Briz-, today we are lucky to meet the “angel from Warsaw”: Irena Sendler. From her vocation of nurse and social worker, she decided not to sit idly by and managed to save hundreds of Jews from death. Pilar introduces us to Irena. Listen to her with attention.

06. Your concentration camp

Many times the “angels” associate. People who wish to fight a social scourge realize that they can reach more suffering people if they previously organize in foundations or associations. Now, think about “your concentration camp” and look for an organization in your city or country that tries to remedy difficulties of “your concentration camp”. If they have a website where you can contact them, send them a message of thankfulness and encouragement.You are sure to be very excited!

 07. Great enigma of Auschwitz Challenge

In each of the stages we will offer you some clues so that at the end of the itinerary you can solve who is the mysterious character of this Auschwitz Challenge.

The clue of today is: The protagonist of the film on the track from the previous stage is a man who saved the lives of 1,200 Jews

GET YOUR BUS TICKET

To move on to the next stage, your personal driver wants to know if you have made good use of what you have experienced today. Therefore, here is a short questionnaire to be able to buy your ticket to the next place.

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EXTRA MATERIAL

CINEMA PROPOSAL:THE IMITATION GAME

READING PROPOSAL:

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A BIT OF NEWS: Ordinary people who stepped up to help others and became extraordinary heroes

READING (ROSANA NAVARRO): THE HUMAN RESIGNED IN LOVE

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