Our first stop was the Holocaust Memorial Museum. The place was packed with information, photos, and personal stories of the hardships the Jews had gone through during WWII. It was all very moving, especially the memorial space made specifically for the 1.5 million Jewish children who had lost their lives.
We then had lunch at the museum cafeteria and headed to the abandoned Palestinian village of Lifta. We had to walk down a slope quite a ways, and it was extremely hot but it was worth the sight. It was amazing to see the old buildings still standing with their original architecture.
After snapping a few photos of the village we jumped back onto the bus and headed for a Convent in the old town of Jerusalem, which will be our home base for the week. The view is spectacular, the Dome of the Rock is literally a stone's throw away! We are ready to embrace whatever this last week has for us in store.