Jewish, Polish youth meet before Holocaust remembrance march to overcome stereotypes
By Associated Press
Friday, April 13, 2007 – Updated: 04:13 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland – For Eric Robertson, Poland was a place frozen in black and white snapshots, preserved in his mind as the site of the Holocaust’s death camps.
This week, however, the 17-year-old from Greensboro, N.C., stood in a Warsaw school gymnasium and played bluegrass on his mandolin before a crowd of enthusiastic Polish teens who offered their own performances.
He is among a group of scores of American Jewish teens taking part in an effort to bring young Poles and Jews together on the sidelines of the March of the Living, an annual Holocaust remembrance and education event at the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.