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Travel Blogs from Sucha Beskidzka
... of Hitler will be lifted from our age." Winston Churchill 14 July 1940. As I mentioned there were many different groups of languages..I overheard a German group being led around. I wondered what it felt like to be a German, being told the facts of the atrocities carried out by Germans..what did the young ones in the tour think about it all? The tour ended and all returned to our allocated buses. No one said anything. It was a sombre ...
... s the story of the dragon! Many dragons found here in this part of the world! Good thing St George killed one in Ljubljana! Also St Stephen killed one too if you remember the precious pics I posted. And where there is a dragon, there has to be a castle On a hill And big walls to keep out the baddies. And a King And gold of course. So much gold here in Europe, from churches, to synagogue floors, all when the Germans wanted to take ...
After a foggy start to the day, we ended up with a beautiful sunny day in Krakow. This place is beautiful - and it really is amazing that all of it stayed intact during WW2.
We started with a tour of the Jewish quarter - its staggering to know that before WW2 there were over 3 million Jews living in Poland - today there is only 20,000 - with only 200 in Krakow now. Our ...
... whistling past. Add to that the fact that each cage is packed with the maximum number of people allowed so we became very close very quickly and it made for the longest 40 seconds ever!
But, all in all, a good afternoon's activity. It was one of the things on my "to do" list so I was happy to tick it off. Next stop on my Krakow stay, Auschwitz and Birkenau, probably not as much fun as a miners lift but stay tuned.......
... and in Nazi terms, much more efficient. I think Birkenau actually hit the whole history home a lot harder. The immense size of the place is mind-boggling (and remember, only fit, young, healthy men were allowed to live there...all the rest [women, children, elderly, sick, disabled] were sent immediately to the gas chambers) .
Auschwitz-Birkenau is a difficult place to visit, but I'm very glad we did. Needless to say, ...
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