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Travel Blogs from Sucha Beskidzka
... and it is now a museum telling the story of Krakow from 1939 to 1945. Brilliantly done and worth the visit it tells the history of Krakow from the outbreak of war and the beginning of the Nazi occupation, the gradual elimination of Jewish residents from the area through to Plazow concentration camp and the end of Nazi german occupation in Jan 1945.
We have ...
... museum, only longer, and so we did not have to watch the video when we arrived. Our tour of Auschwitz I (Our tour included Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II - Birkenau) included headsets to better hear out guide, which is nice, but looks ridiculous. We toured the living quarters and heard about life at the concentration camp. Right as we entered, we saw an old man with a camera crew. This man successfully escaped from Auschwitz in 1942 (in 1941, ...
... Kazimierz, which was the Jewish ghetto created by the Nazis to house all of the Jews during the holocaust. We followed the "suggested tourist route," which basically hit all of the Jewish heritage sights. Once again, everything was written in English and Hebrew as well as Polish. I wonder if Israeli Jews have a trip similar to Birthright that they go on. I'm sure someone reading this blog could probably answer that question. But anyway, we went by a bunch of ...
... appeared to be following the trend towards modernity and it seems that if Feivel was buried in section 8 then he was likely part of this congregation.
Sadly there is no indication in the reference as to when the burial took place and there are no surviving records from the Synagogue itself.
I did discover that a large number of the Krakow records have been microfilmed by the Mormans and are available to view in London so I will spend another day ...
... was washed out. big floods in southern poland! The buildings in krakow are cool... they are not as clean or new looking as the other places I've been. It makes them seem older than prague for instance. It kind of reminded me of a not so rundown Havana.
I had a few drinks on the wednesday night with some other people and was sooo hung over the next day (probably cause of lack of food). I only booked for 2 nights at the ...
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