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The excitement on the street was a large rally. The best I could gather was that it was a protest against the government. On my way back to the hotel later in the day, it had swelled ten-fold to a march down main street that was closely controlled by an abundance of police in full riot gear ...
... and our second tour which was of Jewish Warsaw. The city had been settled back in time by displaced Jews from around the world who did their traditional jobs of banking (Christianity/the bible forbade money lending), medicine, teaching and of course became very rich but were never allowed to own land in Warsaw, they had to rent property outside the city and that area eventually became the wartime ghetto. They were persecuted at various times but were ...
... in a wave of glass. Got some Zloties from the ATM and purchased our first Polish dish - a felafel roll.
Spotted the Stadium where that night the EUFA final between Spain and Ukraine was being played. Lotz of noisy red coloured Spaniards in town. There were a lot staying in our hotel that night but we didn't hear them when they got back that night.
Found the Oki Doki Hostel where we stayed in 2008 which brought back fond memories.
Lublin, Poland is known for its big Jewish community. Germans created a ghetto and then liquidated it. Germans left no trace of the Jewish district.
The castle was used as a prison by the Gestapo.
The empty space and apartment buildings are where the Jewish quarters used to be. The buildings were all designed after the war.
Solidarity signs to represent a non-violent freedom of 1989 liberation are throughout the city.
... the timeline of WW2 in one of the pictures, but it began with an invasion of Poland from Germany on the West and Stalin (Soviet Union) on the east. The Polish army capitulated, but the Polish people did not give in. They were a city of 1.3 million. 300,000 Jews were sent to the Jewish Ghetto and then killed in their uprising (resistance) and in concentration camps. Another 500,000 others (non-Jews) were killed for being political ...