Founder and Managing Director of Sahara Care, Sharon Kaur, recently made an exceptional effort to travel to Krakow, Poland, to celebrate Sahara Care Team Member Marcin Sommer’s wedding.
During Sharon’s stay in Krakow, which ran from 8 to 13 August 2017, Sharon also took time to visit a number of the region’s cultural and historical attractions, including the harrowing site of infamous World War Two concentration camp, Auschwitz.
Sharon was moved to tears by her visit to the former Holocaust camp, which once tragically stole the lives of more than 1.1 million innocent men, women and children.
Commenting on her trip to the site, which is now home to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, she said: “My visit to Auschwitz was a devastating yet life-affirming experience which I will never forget for as long as I live.
“The sheer scale of the atrocities committed at Auschwitz during WWII needs to be seen to be believed, but the spirit of thousands of marginalised people who unfairly suffered lives on at this moving memorial site and museum.
“The experience moved me to tears and I would strongly encourage others to visit the site at least once in their lives.”
Speaking of Marcin Sommer’s wedding, she added: “I have never been to a Polish wedding before and was amazed at the amount of food that was continually served throughout the entertaining celebrations.
“There was plenty of dancing, jovial games and, in line with Polish tradition, copious amounts of vodka.”
Whilst staying in Krakow, Sharon also visited the nearby Wieliczka Salt Mine and took the opportunity to tour some of Poland’s nearby mountain ranges.