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... seeing the church we visited several other cathedrals and the nearby village.
The next day, we spent our time in the Jewish part of Prague, visiting the museum and cemetery. The museum has all the name of the 78,000 Jews that died during the Nazi occupation written on the walls, as well as an amazing exhibit of children’s artwork done while at concentration camps. A woman was giving the children art lessons every day and stored the pieces under the ...
... people who survived the registration process were put to work. The housing rooms for the workers had bunks, a table, 2 benches and a wall with slats for belongings of the Jews. There were 120 people in a cell housing units. They could only lay on their sides when they slept because so many people were in the same bed.
The people worked 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, with no breaks. The male workers were given a small piece of ...
... designed their own light-weight trains for use crossing a particular bridge (my memory says this might have been the Gottwald bridge in Nusle which actually houses the Metro line beneath the road way) but the Russian models were so much heavier they had to be driven at just 15kph across the bridge. Of course, that conversation pre-dates the opening of the Metro but maybe not the Gottwald bridge, and it could easily have been one of the several rail lines that ...
... to pay their fines immediately.
He does a thorough job of giving us the facts but we miss the jolly banter our previous guides provided and we are a little rushed. We see the main buildings such as the Powder Tower, Charles university, the Jewish quarter, old town, astronomical clock and a few statues. I don't take in all of the history although it is interesting. Some of the interesting points:
*in the past people left ...
... common and not so harmless.
Apparently there is an issue in places like Ios where the local water is un-potable and glasses are sometimes washed at below boiling, passing bacteria on as you drink yourself into a coughing, alcohol induced stupor. New friends I have spoken to from across the globe have all gone home to find they are hideously ill, and the antibiotic producers are dancing on the tables.
After bidding my goodbyes to Mickey and Eric I headed ...