Best Western Hotel Cristal
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... sisters and family, we all said Kaddish for them.
We are now back at the hotel packing up since we check out tomorrow morning, go to Lublin and Majadanek and then head to the airport for the much awaited flight to Israel.
"The trees symbolize this place," my friend thought aloud as she looked up at the birch trees lining the outskirts of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
... was faced with a completely foreign menu. Having not eaten in two days I thought I would have something warm and the world would seem a fairer place. A bowl of kettle water would have been good. I opened the page and tried to find the warmest looking word and then pointed to something from the back that I thought might be any form of beverage. When my order arrived I actually started laughing like the Crazy Britannia girl I had been branded with. It was ...
... the crooks of my arms started to get wet. Then my shoes, and then my chest. The water found a passage from the my elbows down to my gloves, so eventually my arms were simply wet. Initially it was uncomfortable and cold, but after a while I just... got used to it. Even though I was wet, my gear did a good job of keeping me relatively warm - the signs indicated it was just 15 degrees today, and I was only a little cold. I randomly stopped at Radom for fuel (OK it wasn't random, ...
... my works later this year.
If today had a major theme, it would be the multicultural nature of this area of Poland -- populated by Catholics, Orthodox Christians, Muslim Tatars and Jews. A second theme would be Wooden Houses and Churches, which dotted the landscape. We made many stops where I took photos of the remaining wooden structures. We visited a folk museum run by a local Russian Orthodox Priest's wife. I presented her ...
... I passed the test!.
The countryside was pleasant, reminding us very much of upstate NY or the eastern end of Long Island. Lots of diary cows, hay fields, and corn. The roads were, for the most part, good and modern.
Our first stop was in Kosów Lacki, a small town near Treblinka Death Camp. The wooden synagogue of that town was the subject of one of my lino-cuts. Tomek showed us where the mikvah had ...