The March of The Living is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. While on this trip, I experienced an incredibly stark contrast between oppression and freedom in the form of Poland and Israel. The staff on the trip took what is most likely the hardest teen trip to staff, and handled it masterfully. In Poland, there was the perfect balance of respect for where we were along with providing education on the terrible history there. In Israel, they epitomized what it meant to be free. As soon as we as a group landed in Ben Gurion Airport, the whole mood of the entire trip changed. The air was sweeter, the surrounding area was prettier, and life was just better. It is a trip that is meticulously planned to perfection.