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Travel Blogs from Krakow
... uncovered a number of graves, with rather weird vampire stories attached to these graves. A very interesting part of the exhibition was the range of videos retelling Poland’s history. Unfortunately I was not able to take any photos as cameras are not permitted inside. But if you want to see more here is the website ...
... phone and found our way to our accom. We had momentarily gone across the road to building 10, looking for apartment 7, but were pleased to find that that decrepit looking building was not for us and we were in fact across the road at building 7, apartment 10. We had to contact our host and when my phone failed, a very kind polish man called him for us and he quickly came to let us in. First plan from there was to get to the salt mines. We were going to catch a taxi but found ...
... amongst a big group of Israelis and with a throng of tour busses makes me feel a little better. First, I found it interesting that we as knowledgeable Conservative Jews could have a “foot in both camps” - play a klal yisorel role for both groups by making a minyan for the Haredim and appreciating the dancing and singing of the Israeli girls. I had a real sense of being the “vital center.” Second, seeing that this trip is a rite of passage for ...
... was abducted by the Soviets in 1984 and murdered, which is not so long ago, so all who protested were very brave to stand up to Soviet rule. Our hostel here was only average, but the location was central, close to the river, and we would joke each time we walked back to it that at least we could say it was opposite the Hilton! Gdansk was a surprise in that it was such a vibrant and colourful city and quite unlike what ...
... because it wished
to kiss the world good-bye.
For seven weeks I’ve lived in here,
Penned up inside this ghetto.
But I have found what I love here.
The dandelions call to me
And the white chestnut branches in the court.
Only I never saw another butterfly.
That butterfly was the last one.
Butterflies don’t live in here, in the ghetto.
Pavel Friedman, June 4, 1942
Born in Prague on Jan. 7, 1921.