Sulaiman Khativ had read about the Holocaust and seen programs about it on television.
But actually going to the Majdanek concentration camp outside of Lublin, Poland, was different.
“It was so important to feel things in the place and feel the history. It’s hard to see that people can reach this level of killing,” he said.
Khativ, a Palestinian Muslim, was in Lublin last month for an interfaith conference organized by the Jerusalem-based Interfaith Encounter Association. Participants came from Israel, the Palestinian territories, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Bosnia, Poland, and other places in Europe. Of 60 participants, half were Muslims, 20 were Christians, and 10 were Jews.