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... 8221; your experience was first designed in Poland.
Unbeknownst to me, most of my own Jewish identity formation was a direct result of these influences. I attended Orthodox Jewish day schools in the 1960’s and 1970’s, was a member of Bnei Akivah and NCSY, went to Camp Moshava and Camp Ramah and studied Talmud at Yeshiva University, Hassidic Thought with Art Green at Penn and the Sociology of Israel at Bar Ilan University.
Our bus ...
... was horrifying. Things that will stick with me was lies fed to the prisoners, that they were being relocated and to bring their possessions. The Nazi's then confiscated it all and sorted it into piles. The displays of shoes and suitcases drove home the enormity of it. As did the 2 tonnes of human hair that was on display, which would have taken 50,000 people to collect. The hair was used to make linings for German army uniforms. ...
... on. And hear people laughing at the next table.
And now I see an iPad being held up, filming a man kicking his feet around as he does a handstand, all to dance music blasting out. I reckon the whole lot is probably showing up on someone’s CCTV screen too. Hell. I could have taken a photo of the iPad filming the dancing. Then printed out the photo and taken a photo of that print. ...
... town till dinner time.
A beautiful old town with Wawel Castle looking down on it. Very touristy in the main square but pretty never the less.
Had dinner just around the corner from the hotel. Brenda dicovered a local drink called grapefruit beer.
Only 3% and very refreshing with plenty of ice. will have to track it down in Australia. ...
... eternity, you're ushered into the mine. Some of the supporting wooden posts have been there for 400 years, but instead of weakening, they're actually getting stronger. The salt leeches into the wood and strengthens it. We were allowed to touch the wall and then lick our fingers - this was, without a doubt, a salt mine. The big draw to the mine is not just that it's cool to say you went to a salt mine in Poland, but that the miners over the years ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed