In May 2017, I traveled to Poland with a group of 23 women to visit what were some of the important centers of Jewish life prior to World War II and where over three million Jewish people lived before being exterminated by the Nazis. In Warsaw alone there were once around 350,000 Jews and hundreds of synagogues. Now there is a small Jewish community and one synagogue.  We saw the  fragment of the Warsaw ghetto wall that was built in 1940 to imprison over 400,000 Jews in the space of 1.3 square miles prior to deportation to concentration camps. The Nazis later destroyed Warsaw. The Okopova Jewish Cemetery outside of Warsaw, with over 200,000 graves, somehow escaped destruction while the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews is a tribute to 1000 years of Jewish life in Poland. One hundred and sixty miles from Warsaw, the city of Krakow has remnants of a once vital Jewish life now visited by tourists as a curiosity.  We went to these sites and more; we toured synagogues in outlying towns that avoided destruction, and spent several days at the concentration camps Majdanek, Auschwitz, and Birkenau with their heartrending barracks, gas chambers, and crematoria. It is shocking to see collections of shoes, spectacles, personal items, and hair saved by the Nazis. A camera is but one tool to express a personal experience impossible to fathom.