Last week I was in Poland for five days to participate in events marking the rebirth of Jewish life — not death — in Krakow. My brief stay began with the Ride of the Living, the annual 60-mile bike ride from the gates of Birkenau to the doors of the Jewish Community Center in Krakow. Two hundred and fifty riders from around the world participated in the annual ride, including 90-year-old Krakow native and Auschwitz survivor, Bernard Offen.

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