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Fried Artichokes, Legacy of the Roman Jewish Ghetto

Jewish artichokes are a delicacy I was eager to try while in Rome. I’ve heard them described as delicate chrysanthemum-shaped with a crispy, salt-kissed taste. 449 more words


A taste of Warsaw's Old Town

Last Saturday, I decided it’s high time I be a real tourist and get to know Warsaw better! It’s pretty awesome that the city offers free walking tours! 612 more words


How Żychlin Remembers, part 2

The next morning I met Tadeusz Kafarski for a tour of the city. He was with Józef Staszewski, the director of the Żychlin branch of the Association of Children of War. 1,546 more words


How Żychlin Remembers, part 1

My visit to Żychlin began and ended at the railway crossing. I had meandered up from the highway, passing through the small communities of Bolimów and Sobota where my ancestors lived over a century ago, and had to stop as a train sped by. 555 more words


One day, my friend suggested that we walk to the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore with its own Piazza off of the major street, Via Cavour and so we ambled along on a beautiful day, getting a little lost along the way. 1,024 more words

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Roman Holiday - Saturday in the Eternal City

Saturday was spent ticking even more amazing things off my list of sites and wonders in Rome. I did a walking tour of the Jewish Ghetto and the Trastevere neighborhoods, explored Piazza and Palazzo Venezia,  Capitoline Hill, Piazza del Campidoglio, Ponte Sisto, Isola Tiberina, etc etc etc. 227 more words


I NEVER SAW ANOTHER BUTTERFLY, Pavel Freidman's Terezín poem

I Never Saw Another Butterfly

by Pavel Freidman

The last, the very last,

So richly, brightly, dazzlingly yellow.

Perhaps if the sun’s tears would sing… 315 more words

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