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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
- Non-smoking hotel
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... of the professors were released, but none who had the slightest hint of any Jewish ancestry.
Near here was the building in which John Paul the Pope stayed for hours and hours standing at the window (apparently with his entourage holding his legs for fear he might fall). He was inspirational to the Polish People, as were the people to him. He began studying theology after the Second World War as he wanted to help his people. In his speeches to ...
... difficult to capture horrors of such a place into a few words. It all seems superficial, walking though the prisoner blocks - hard to believe the stories the tour guide tells you and the lack of photos taken but it really hits home when you see some of the displays. One room is just literally filled with the hair shaved from women, all of which would have perished. Out of respect photos were not allowed of this ...
I asked the volunteers about Anti-Semitism in Poland, a country that in America is synonymous with the Holocaust, partly from movies like Schindler’s List (filmed largely in Krakow) and The Pianist among many others. They answered that Anti-Semitism was very, very low in Krakow, almost absent, and that there was much more positive interest in Judaism than negative associations with it. I asked about the problems in France ...
... The biggest question I am left with though is how so many Germans (the officers) could execute orders which created this history. It's one thing to say Hitler and his inner circle were demented, but how did he get a nation to want this genocide, and his did he get the SS soldiers to carry it out. What this says about human nature is stone cold sobering. I'm glad I came as saw this. One of the inscriptions I read today said those who forget history are bound ...
... He is visiting his friend Kasha just for the weekend. Kasha was born in Poland and is at least tri-lingual, English, German, and Polish. She is traveling through Krakow to see some family in Poland, and will visit Prague later in the week (unfortunately arriving the day that I plan to depart). We share a nice meal and discuss our work and plans for the future. After dinner, there was a live band playing at ...