Powa Service at Jewish Ghetto
This morning on the way to Jewish Ghetto, there were light drizzles, therefore Guru performed Powa under the roof of a small hut on one side of the Ghetto's Heros' Square. This is the place where Jewish people were jailed by the Nazi Germany during World War II, and we heard that those Jewish people incarcerated here were tortured till death by German soldiers.
When Jewish people imprisoned here were waiting to be processed, they were all gathered in one place (at the site of the memorial square now); due to the huge number of Jews captured, they were forced to stand and crowd together without food and water, and with no place to sit or lie down to rest. Due to the long periods of standing in waiting, some died in exhaustion.
To commemorate the dreadful fate of these Jewish people, a Polish artist designed and put some wooden chairs in different sizes all over this square to signify offering of rest and comfort to them.
May all deceased beings get the salvation through Dharma the soonest!
On June 21, 2014 after Guru performed Powa here
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