By: Didi Miller and Josue Miranda
Today was an early day. We woke up at so we would be ready for the three hour tour of Yad Vashem. We learned how Nazi Germany worked and how some Jews managed to survive. Although it was touching, it was a good experience to re-learn about the Holocaust and how the Jews lived in an anti-Semitic country and how the Nazis persecuted the Jews.
Before we embarked on our one hour long drive to the Ayalon Bullet Museum, we consumed five teen sized pizzas and a few bottles of juice. We then set off and after more pizza on the bus, we arrived at the Kibbutz Museum. We started off the tour by watching a short film summarizing what we were about to see. After the movie, we went to the laundry room where there was the first entrance to the underground bullet factory. The trapdoor was located under a revolving washing machine, to hide it from detection. Then we walked to the bakery where the entrance for tourists was. Our guide showed us the various machines and mechanisms for making the bullets, as well as the testing room and the ultra violet light room for tanning the workers in the factory, because they were never exposed to the sun.
After that, we headed to Shiri and Motti Twito's house for a pleasant reunion and had a tasty barbecue. We went to a nearby park and met some boys our age from the moshav and hung out. For the next few nights, we are staying in a Kibbutz called Mashabae Sade, in the Southern part of the country.