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... learnt about their daily schedules and we saw shoes, luggage and hair stolen from the prisoners, which was the toughest part for me. We saw the gas chambers and what was left of the crematoriums. Despite how difficult it was to see this, I think it is really important for everyone to witness. Having studied the holocaust a lot in university, I know what happened. However, it is a completely different experience to actually see the bunkers and be where it ...
* Kazmieriz founded in 1335, was formerly an independent community with
its own defensive walls. Jews & Christians lived side by side. Over the centuries
it became the largest & most important Jewish centre in all of Poland.
During World War 2 this place of refuge for Jews from all over Europe became a
place of brutal persecution.
* SG got her statistics wrong the other day with reference to Wroclaw. It was Krakow where 65000 Jews ...
... shocked that the locals at the bar didn't even bat an eye lid, continuing drink and smoke at the tables like this was a regular occurrence. Me being me just sprung into action getting the man a bundle of tissues, and helping him to clear up his wound and stop the ridiculous amount of blood pouring from his head. We all ordered the bouncer to ring for an ambulance and we gave the man some water. This did put a dampener on everyone's mood but the hostel staff tried to ...
... in an attempt to get someone to gives me directions to the station has won out every time so far.
Will see how long it lasts for.
But most of all, trains are fun.
Gorgeous little Russian babushkas offer you their homemade dumplings because they think you look hungry, you meet cool fellow travellers you can drink with and, occasionally, have a toga party with.
On a ...
... reception and went exploring.
The streets near our hotel were really quiet, not many people about and most restaurants and shops were closed being a Sunday. We found the city square and it was literally buzzing. This was the place to be. It was quite amazing as you will see in the photos.
We had a lovely lunch in a restaurant called No 7, the meal was amazing both Kim and I choosing pasta for lunch. I have many photos already of the square.
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