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... we felt we could not pass within kilometres of Auschwitz and not go to remember the 1.5 million victims of the Nazi Genocide who died there.
*Auschwitz is made up of 2 main museum areas separated by a couple of kilometres. Auschwitz 1 was formerly a large garrison of the Polish army & was taken over by the Nazis when they invaded Poland. Auschwitz 2 / Birkenau was purpose built by the Nazis ...
... nor were there any bunks. Thank goodness there was only one other person in the room, and he got off at one of the earliest stops along the way to Prague... so we pretty much had the place to ourselves.
Temperatures drop drastically at night, and this was not any different tonight. It was chilly and rainy to begin with, and as the night progressed it got even colder. Amanda was freezing the whole time. We left our little room to find the food ...
... easily! The entrance was down a cobblestone road and very hidden to the main drag. We paid to get in, and were the only ones there besides the workers. The city of Lodz and a local Jewish foundation are in the process of making a lot of renovations to the cemetery as a whole. I was a little apprehensive about visiting the cemetery because it is not the top place to visit on my list; however, when we entered into it, a whole different perspective swept over ...
... There were very few war time houses. Most building were blocks of flats from the communist time.
We went back to the hotel and they had a walk into the town. It was quite different from home. Willow found a really brilliant shop full of wool,thread and lovely things to sew with. They went into a pretty church.
The rest of the afternoon was spent having massarges, writing and swimming.
... and desperation from on high. Looking out to where the ghetto was situated, I felt like an observer in time, reflecting on the sufferings of so many from the comfort of distance.
We will not forget Lodz in a hurry; the good bits and the sad bits. We went to examine a historical ghetto, and we found a modern one.
Beers had : More Pilsener Urquell, of course, but also the Polish favourite Tyskie, which is readily available in Selly Oak.
New favourite thing : Massage.